Air Arabia Orders 120 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft, Including XLRs

The order for 120 Airbus aircraft includes 20 A321XLRs. (Image: Airbus)

Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier, has signed a firm order for 120 Airbus aircraft comprising 73 A320neos, 27 A321neos and 20 A321XLRs. The agreement was signed at the 2019 Dubai Airshow in the presence of Air Arabia’s chairman, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Thani, Adel Al Ali, CEO Air Arabia and Guillaume Faury, Airbus CEO.

Adel Al Ali, group CEO of Air Arabia, 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. We look forward to working with Airbus and receiving the first delivery.”

Air Arabia is an all Airbus operator with a total fleet of 54 A320 Family aircraft including the A321LR. All aircraft will feature a single-class cabin.