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Article from BTNews 2 DECEMBER 2019

Eyes on future at Air Arabia

Air Arabia bosses have announced further details of the airline’s future strategy following their signing of a firm order for 120 Airbus aircraft – including 27 single-aisle A321neos and 20 A321XLRs as well as 73 A320neos – at this year’s Dubai Airshow (BTN last week).

The order was signed in the presence of Sharjah-based Air Arabia’s chairman Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Thani and chief executive Adel Al Ali with Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury.

Al Ali said: “Air Arabia’s fleet growth strategy has always been driven by commercial demand and we are glad to announce today one of the region’s largest single-aisle orders with Airbus to support our growth plans.

“This new milestone underpins not only our solid financial fundamentals but also the strength of our multi-hub growth strategy that we have adopted over the years while remaining focused on efficiency, performance and passenger experience.”

He added: “The addition of the A320neo, A321neo and A321XLR complements our existing fleet and allows us to expand our service to farther and newer destinations while remaining loyal to our low-cost business model.”

Airbus chief commercial officer Christian Scherer described the deal as “a great endorsement for the A320neo family which will allow the airline to tap into new markets”.

(See also ON TOUR in this issue).



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