Subscribe Free
in Air Transport

Libyan takes delivery of the first of its new A320 fleet

Posted 17 September 2010 · Add Comment

Libyan Airlines has taken delivery of its first new Airbus A320 aircraft from the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France. The new aircraft, the first of seven on order, will be equipped with On Air in-flight connectivity services allowing passengers to stay in touch with colleagues, family and friends while they travel.


Powered by CFM engines the aircraft will be operated on domestic and regional routes from the airlines hub in Tripoli, Libya. 

The aircraft is fitted with several rows of convertible seats that enable the carrier to choose a variety of cabin configurations depending on their requirements. These range from the standard two class configuration with 32 business class seats and 108 economy class seats to an all economy cabin seating 156 passengers.

  “Libyan Airlines strives to continuously improve the flying experience for our customers” said Captain Sabri, Chairman of Libyan Aviation Holding Company . “Our new A320, offering the best cabin comfort, and equipped with state of the art connectivity will bring unprecedented levels of service to our market. This is a major milestone in the history of Libyan Airlines.”

“The A320 is the most modern, efficient and comfortable single aisle aircraft available on the market” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers . “We look forward to working with Libyan Airlines as they continue their fleet renewal and expansion.”

A irbus aircraft share a unique cockpit and operational commonality, allowing airlines to use the same pool of pilots, cabin crews and maintenance engineers, bringing operational flexibility and resulting in significant cost savings.

In the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA), Airbus has sold around 1000 aircraft and has a backlog of over 500. More than 500 Airbus aircraft are flying with 48 MENA operators, representing around 40% percent of the fleet in service in the region.

 

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

DAE sells its MRO business to Veritas to focus on leasing business

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has sold 100% of StandardAero to an affiliate of Veritas Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

EBACE: Etihad MPL cadets to be first with jets for multi-engine training

Cadets on the Etihad MPL programme will become the first in the world to carry out their core flying on a multi-engined jet.

EBACE: GDC brings modification and MRO excellence to Africa

GDC Technics is stepping into Africa to develop MRO and modification services across the continent and challenge existing providers in Southern Europe.

Mubadala planning acquisition of Iranian MRO?

Mubadala Aerospace is believed to be in negotiation talks with a major Iranian MRO centre over a potential acquisition.

MEA takes world's first CAE 7000XR series A320 simulator

Middle East Airlines - Air Liban has inaugurated the world's first CAE 7000XR Series full-flight simulator (FFS) at Middle East Aviation Academy in Beirut.

Abu Dhabi Airports' chief executive Tony Douglas to step down

Abu Dhabi Airports today announces that its Chief Executive Officer Tony Douglas is stepping down to take up a new role with the UK Government as Chief Executive of Defence Equipment & Support at the UK's Ministry of Defence.

Turkish Aviation Academy
See us at
Routes EMEA Button 07.05MEBAA MoroccoGSS Forum