Low cost airline Air Arabia is set to increase its number of destinations after it confirmed it had placed an order for ten further Airbus A320 aircraft.
The first cheap flights carrier in the Middle East and North Africa said it had agreed a contract with the aircraft manufacturer, which follows an earlier order for 43 Airbus A320 aircraft at the end of 2007.
Commenting on the order, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Thani, chairman of Air Arabia, said: "Our vision is to be one of the world’s leading LCCs in terms of profit margins, innovation, reputation and operational excellence, and having the A320 at the heart of our fleet is the best and quickest way we can achieve this."
Expanding the size of its fleet has been a priority for Air Arabia with its new hub in Morocco expected to come into operation next year.
The base in Casablanca will provide the airline with a platform from which it can target the European, Middle Eastern and African markets.
‘Air Arabia Maroc’ will cover Morocco’s domestic sector and operate in selected destinations across Europe and Africa.