Ethiopian Airlines has today ordered 12 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, bringing total orders for the A350 XWB family to 505. The airline will operate the A350s from their hub in Addis Ababa on routes to Europe, the US and Asia.
Luxury charter company Comlux the largest Airbus Corporate Jetliner ACJ family customer, has ordered a third ACJ, taking its total orders for ACJs to ten aircraft – 4 A318s, 3 Airbus ACJs, 2 A320 Prestiges and one A330-200 Prestige.
Yemenia, the official carrier of the state of Yemen, based in Sanaa, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 10 Airbus A320 Family aircraft.
Yemenia’s A320s will be configured in a two-class configuration with seating for 12 passengers in Business Class and 138 in Economy. The aircraft will be deployed to enhance and expand services on regional, African, Indian and European routes.
Yemenia’s fleet includes two A330-200s and three A310s. During the 2007 Dubai airshow, Yemenia placed an order with Airbus for ten Airbus A350 XWB.
Indian carriers who made a tremendous splash back in 2005 but a reeling with industry leading losses are not expected to place any orders. There are rumours that regional player Paramount Airways may place an order for turbo-props with either Bombardier or ATR.
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