Jazeera takes delivery of new A320 aircraft
Kuwait, June 1, 2013
Jazeera Airways, a leading Kuwait-based airline, on Saturday took delivery of its brand new Airbus A320 aircraft flown all the way from the company facility in Toulouse, France. This takes its A320 fleet strength to 13.
The new aircraft is part of the airline’s growth strategy to operate new and modern aircraft, and to take on new aircraft deliveries until 2014 in parallel with Kuwait’s overall market growth, said a statement from Jazeera Airways.
Jazeera Airways Group chairman Marwan Boodai, said, “Kuwait has been witnessing gradual growth over the last few years driven by a continued increase in consumer confidence and spending on the one hand, an increase government spending on the other hand.”
"Every aircraft we inaugurate passes through a diligent nine-month review process by our team, our partners, and an independent inspector whom we hire. This process covers securing the best deals, aircraft customization, standards review, and quality checks for over one thousand components, all that are validated by our team, our partners, and our independent inspectors," remarked Boodai.
"Every successful aircraft delivery is the result of great efforts by the Jazeera Airways team and our partners," he added.
To date, the company has taken delivery of 13 Airbus A320s since 2005 out of its order of 15 aircraft of the same type. The company’s remaining two aircraft from its current order are scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter this year and in 2014.
The Airbus A320 is the world’s best-selling aircraft. There are over 5,500 A320 aircraft in operation by airlines across the world, and over 3,900 aircraft scheduled for delivery over the coming years, said the statement.
The A320 single-aisle jetliner family is the world’s most eco-efficient single-aisle product line. It is used in a full range of services from very short-haul airline routes to intercontinental segments, it added.-TradeArabia News Service
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