In a deal announced at the Paris Air Show, Tunisian carrier Syphax Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding to buy three Airbus A320neo...

Tunisian carrier Syphax Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to buy three Airbus A320neo jets.

The MOU represents the first time an Africa-based carrier has committed to order the Airbus A320neo family.


Syphax Airlines has also ordered three Airbus A320 current engine option aircraft.

Airbus announced at the Paris Air Show on June 18, 2013 that Tunisia's Syphax Airlines had ordered three more A320s to add to three A320s and A319s already in service. Syphax was also due to put a leased A330-200 widebody into service. At the show Syphax also became the first Africa-based airline to commit to the A320neo, signing a memorandum of understanding for three

Airbus announced at the Paris Air Show on June 18, 2013 that Tunisia’s Syphax Airlines had ordered three more A320s to add to three A320s and A319s already in service. Syphax was also due to put a leased A330-200 widebody into service. At the show Syphax also became the first Africa-based airline to commit to the A320neo, signing a memorandum of understanding for three

 

The aircraft will all be powered by CFM International engines.

“Syphax Airlines is focused on continuing to grow its Tunisian, North Africa and Europe routes, and an expansion of its network to Asia and North America, through its hubs in Tunis and Sfax while offering passengers a luxurious service,” says Mohamed Frikha, Syphax Airlines’ chairman and director general.

At the Paris Air Show on June 18, 2013, Airbus announced that Tunisian carrier Syphax Airlines had signed a memorandum of understanding to order three A320neos and had placed an order for three A320s

At the Paris Air Show on June 18, 2013, Airbus announced that Tunisian carrier Syphax Airlines had signed a memorandum of understanding to order three A320neos and had placed an order for three A320s

 

“Adding the A320neo to our fleet means we can achieve all of these goals while benefiting from a 15 per cent fuel saving and cost effectiveness,” adds Frikha.

The airline already operates two Airbus A319 jets and three A320s and will shortly begin operating a leased A330-200 widebody, according to Airbus.

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