Air Arabia, the low-cost carrier serving the Middle East and North Africa has received its first Airbus A321neo Long Range.
The airline said it is the first Middle Eastern airline to operate the A321neo LR. The delivery marked the first of six aircraft to join Air Arabia’s fleet that comprises of 53 A320 Family aircraft serving more than 155 routes from its four hubs in the UAE, (Sharjah and Ras Al Kaimah), Morocco and Egypt.
Air Arabia said the addition of the A321neo LR will enable it to expand to new medium-haul markets in addition to strengthening existing routes with increased seat capacity.
“We are glad to welcome the first A321neo LR to our fleet, which marks another milestone in Air Arabia’s journey,” said Adel Al Ali, Group chief executive officer of Air Arabia. “The addition of this new aircraft allows us to expand our service to farther and newer destinations while remaining loyal to our low-cost business model. We look forward to receiving the remaining aircraft in 2019 as we continue to offer our customers an excellent product with more destinations to discover”.
The airline’s new A321neoLR, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, can accommodate 215 passengers and is equipped with Air Arabia’s new cabin interior, launched as part of the airline’s new brand identity which was revealed in October last year.