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.
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.
“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.