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Air Arabia New Fleet, New Opportunity For Boeing  
User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3446 times:

Air Arabia plans to spend up to $2bn on 34 new planes following its IPO this year, reported Bloomberg. It was reported last month that the budget carrier was eyeing 25 new Airbus A320s at a cost of $1.6bn. But CEO Adel Ali told the news agency the airline needs to replace its existing fleet of nine leased aircraft; Air Arabia is talking to Airbus and Boeing over the order.

Seems a renewed opportunity for Boeing now that Arabia decided it wants to renew it´s entire fleet.
http://www.businessportal24.com/en/Air_Arabia_116097.html



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User currently offlineA3 From Greece, joined Oct 2006, 262 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3333 times:

I think that the only logical thing is to have a single manufacturer fleet. ....
So Airbus again.



Don't spend your money on airlines that don't respect your business.
User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4871 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

Bloomberg got it wrong. They are planning an expansion TO 34 frames not an expansion of 34 frames.

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He continued: "Based on both the individual success of Air Arabia and the growing demand for commercial and leisure travel in the region, we are planning to expand the company�s current operating fleet over the next five years from nine Airbus A320s to a total of 34 aircraft."
Source: http://www.airarabia.com/Air%20Arabi...lans%20for%20Initial%20Public.html
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As for an opening for Boeing there is almost none. Air Arabia, from what I was told, have already inked longterm service contracts for 320s specifically that would be hard and expensive to get out of.

YOWza



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