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The 2019 Dubai Air Show is proving to be a great opportunity for Airbus with the budget carrier Air Arabia ordering 120 A320 jets. With this order the Sharjah based airline would more that double its current fleet of 55 aircraft. This followed Emirates Airlines order of 50 Airbus A350 jets in a deal worth $16 billion.
Air Arabia Chief Executive Adel Ali told reporters his carrier’s order included about 70 A320neo jets, while the rest would be A321XLR and A321neo models.
This addition, this deal will allow for expansion beyond the Middle East. The airline currently has operating bases in Egypt, Morocco and UAE.
Air Arabia and Etihad announced on Wednesday they have signed an agreement to launch Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, the first low-cost carrier based out of the UAE capital.
Airbus expects the first delivery for Air Arabia to be in 2024.
America manufacturer Boeing also received an order for an additional 10 737 Max 8 aircraft from Turkey’s SunExpress, their current fleet is 32 737 Max 8s along with its second Dreamliner order of three 787-9 Dreamliners to the Republic of Ghana.
Kazakhstan carrier Air Astana announced earlier today a letter of intent for 737 Boeing Max jets.
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