Posted: Tue 14th Nov 2017

Kuwait based airline agrees deal for 25 Airbus A320neo jets

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Nov 14th, 2017

Airbus and Kuwait based Wataniya Airways have agreed in principle a deal for 25 Airbus A320neo aircraft worth around £2 billion.

The agreement was signed at the Dubai Airshow 2017 by Dr. Hamad Al-Tuwaijri, Chairman of Golden Falcon Aviation, Wataniya Airways exclusive aircraft provider and John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer Customers, Airbus. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Wataniya Airways resumed operations in July 2017 and currently operates a fleet of two A320ceo aircraft serving several destinations in the Middle East and Europe from its home base in Kuwait. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The new A320neo jets will contribute to the airline’s plans to become the fastest growing and leading airline in the country. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Wataniya Chairman Ali Al Fouzan:

“We are looking forward to upgrading and further enhancing our fleet. The A320neo Family will offer our customers the most comfortable and modern cabins with 18-inch wide seats whilst ensuring profitability and efficiency. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The addition of the aircraft will enable us to further strengthen our network as we continue to serve our valued customers”. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer Customers, Airbus Commercial Aircraft said;

“This new order of 25 A320neo Family aircraft demonstrates the confidence in our leading single-aisle aircraft. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Its operational efficiency and unrivalled passenger comfort make it the perfect choice for Wataniya fleet expansion and growth plans.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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