An undisclosed Saudi Arabian company has ordered a VIP-configured Airbus A340-200. The aircraft, renowned as the world’s longest commercial airliner, is to be delivered green by the end of 2006 and sent for outfitting to an s-yet-unannounced completions center. Jeddah-based National Air Services will operate the A340 on behalf of he client. NAS already flies a fleet of VIP A320 jetliners, including one for the same customer. The A340-200 typically seats around 380 passengers in airline configuration.
Meanwhile, Kuwait’s Al Kharafi Group has ordered a second Airbus Corporate Jetliner to join the 34-seat aircraft that Twinjet already operates on its behalf from its base at London’s Luton Airpo