Air Arabia, the UAE-based low-cost carrier, has received its first A321neo Long Range aircraft from Airbus’s facility in Hamburg.
Air Arabia said it is the first Middle East airline to operate the A321neo LR, adding that the arrival is the first of six aircraft that will join its fleet.
It added that 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.
Adel Al Ali, group CEO of Air Arabia, said: “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”.
Air Arabia’s new A321neoLR accommodates 215 passengers and is equipped with Air Arabia’s new cabin interior that was launched as part of Air Arabia’s new brand identity unveiled in October last year.