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Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC), received its first Airbus (A321neo Long Range). The aircraft flew nonstop from Airbus’s facility in Hamburg to Sharjah International Airport.
Air Arabia is the first Middle Eastern airline to operate the A321neo LR and this delivery is the first of six aircraft that will join Air Arabia’s fleet that comprises of 53 A320 Family aircraft serving more than 155 routes across the globe from four hubs in the UAE, (Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah), Morocco and Egypt.
The addition of the A321neo LR will enable Air Arabia to expand to new medium-haul markets in addition to strengthening the existing routes with increased seat capacity.
Air Arabia’s new A321neoLR, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, accommodates 215 passengers and is equipped with Air Arabia’s new state of the art cabin interior that was launched as part of Air Arabia’s new brand identity unveiled in October last year. The new cabin interior includes new generation of seats providing extra comfort onboard while maintaining Air Arabia’s known generous seat pitch.