Middle Eastern low-cost carrier (LCC) Air Arabia has taken delivery of two new Airbus A320 aircraft bringing its total operating fleet to 53 aircraft.
The latest Airbus A320 arrived on schedule from the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France, marking the completion of all deliveries this year for the Sharjah, UAE based airline.
The new A320 aircraft have gone straight into service across Air Arabia’s over 150 destination network served from the main carrier hubs in the UAE, Morocco and Egypt. Air Arabia added 12 new routes from its hubs in the UAE, Morocco and Egypt in the first half of 2018.
Air Arabia chief executive officer, Adel Al Ali said: “The delivery of our last two aircraft for 2018 marks a significant step in the development of our fleet expansion strategy especially as we added 12 new routes this year.
“We are proud to have created one of the industry’s most modern fleet through exceptional organic growth which helped us offer customers a wider range of destinations at great value.”
The next delivery will be Air Arabia’s first A321neo LR to join the fleet early next year. Adding the A321 to the fleet will enable the LCC to extend its fleet reach and therefore enter new markets as well as better serve existing high-density routes.