By Shane McGinley
The low cost carrier is aiming to have 50 aircraft by 2016
UAE low cost carrier Air Arabia has taken delivery of its first A320 this year, bringing its total fleet to 30 aircraft, the Sharjah-based airline confirmed.
The carrier has now received nine of the 44 A320 aircraft it has ordered from French manufacturer Airbus in 2007. A total of six aircraft are expected to be added to the carrier’s fleet this year and the total number of planes is likely to rise to 50 by 2016.
“We are pleased to receive our ninth aircraft on-time and as per the fleet plan schedule we have set back in 2007” said Adel Ali, Group CEO of Air Arabia. “In just eight years, Air Arabia has grown to become a leading regional airline with a fleet of 30 aircraft and a strong network of destinations. We look forward to the delivery of five more aircraft this year as we continue to unlock opportunities for the low-cost model in the MENA region and beyond.”