Sharjah-based low-cost carrier, Air Arabia, recently took delivery of its first A321neo Long Range aircraft from Airbus.
Air Arabia now represents the first Middle Eastern airline to operate this aircraft. The new addition marks the first of six aircraft that will join Air Arabia’s fleet.
The new A321neo LR will enable the airline to expand to new medium-haul markets, while also enhancing existing routes with increased seat capacity.
Group CEO, Air Arabia, Adel Al Ali declared: “We are glad to welcome the first A321neo LR to our fleet, which marks another milestone in Air Arabia’s journey. 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 A321neo LR, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, is equipped to seat 215 passengers and boasts Air Arabia’s new state-of-the-art cabin interior that was launched in October last year. The new cabin interior includes new generation seats that offer extra comfort, while maintaining Air Arabia’s known generous seat pitch. The aircraft provides additional flexibility, as it has the longest range of any single-aisle airliner.