Air Arabia placed a firm order for 120 Airbus narrowbodies worth an estimated $14.4 billion on Monday at the Dubai Airshow. The deal covers 73 A320neos, 27 A321neos, and 20 A321XLRs for the Middle East/North Africa low-cost carrier, augmenting its current fleet of 54 A320 family aircraft.
“Air Arabia’s fleet growth strategy has always been driven by commercial demand and we are glad to announce one of the region’s largest single-aisle orders with Airbus to support our growth plans,” said Air Arabia Group CEO Adel Al Ali. “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.”
Al Ali further said the addition of the A320neo, A321neo, and A321XLR will allow Air Arabia, which claims to be the first and largest low-cost carrier in the region, to expand service to farther and newer destinations. All aircraft under Monday’s deal will be delivered in a single-class cabin configuration.