Wataniya Airways adds 25 A320 aircraft to its fleet

Golden Falcon Aviation signs MoU with Airbus acquire 25 new Airbus A320neo Family aircraft.

DUBAI: Dr Hamad Al-Tuwaijri, Chairman of Golden Falcon Aviation, and John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer of Airbus Commercial Aircraft, in the presence of Ali Al-Fouzan, Chairman of Wataniya Airways during the signing of the MoU. — KUNA

DUBAI: Golden Falcon Aviation, the exclusive aircraft provider of Wataniya Airways, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to acquire 25 new Airbus A320neo Family aircraft. The agreement was signed at the 2017 Dubai Airshow by Dr Hamad Al-Tuwaijri, Chairman of Golden Falcon Aviation, and John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer of Airbus Commercial Aircraft, in the presence of Ali Al-Fouzan, Chairman of Wataniya Airways.

The A320neo Family will contribute to Wataniya Airways’ strategic vision to become the fastest growing and leading airline in the country.

Wataniya Airways’ Chairman, Ali Al-Fouzan, commented on this admirable feat, “We are looking forward to upgrading and enhancing our fleet. The A320neo Family will offer our customers the most comfortable and modern cabins with 18-inch wide seats while ensuring profitability and efficiency. The addition of the aircrafts will enable us to further strengthen our network as we continue to serve our valued customers.”

“This new addition of 25 A320neo Family aircraft demonstrates the confidence in our leading single-aisle aircraft,” said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer of Airbus Commercial Aircraft. “Its operational efficiency and unrivalled passenger comfort make it the perfect choice for Wataniya Airways’ fleet expansion and growth plans.”

The airline, which resumed operations in July 2017 after a six-year pause, currently operates a fleet of two A320ceo aircraft serving several destinations in the Middle East and Europe from its home base in Kuwait.

According to the airline, “the A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver at least 15 percent fuel savings at delivery and 20 percent by 2020.”
“With more than 5,200 orders received from 95 customers since its launch in 2010, the A320neo Family has captured nearly 60 percent of the market,” it added.

This article was published on 14/11/2017