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Farnborough: SalamAir Orders Six Airbus A320neos

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Farnborough: SalamAir Orders Six Airbus A320neos

Farnborough: SalamAir Orders Six Airbus A320neos
July 16
11:40 2018

FARNBOROUGH — Oman budget carrier SalamAir has signed an agreement with Airbus for six A320neos, of which five will be on lease from an undisclosed carrier.

SalamAir currently operates 120 aircraft across 14 different regional and global destinations.

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The aircraft on order will enable the carrier to boost their growth on the more regional and global level. SalamAir operates three A320ceo aircraft to date.

“In less than 18 months since our launch we have connected over half a million passengers across the globe and we continue to gain momentum as a leading budget carrier,” established SalamAir’s Chief Executive Officer, Captain Mohamed Ahmed.

“With the new A320neo addition to our fleet we look forward to building on this success and expand to new markets while guaranteeing a great travel experience for our passengers,” he added.

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“As a home-grown brand SalamAir has demonstrated huge potential by addressing Oman’s demand for affordable travel options,” commented Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.

The new Airbus A320neo is the best in the industry and will allow the carrier to achieve lower operating costs, greater fuel efficiency and offer the highest standard of passengers comfort,” Schulz continued.

SalamAir will benefit from at least 15% fuel savings from day 1 and up to 20% by 2020.

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SalamAir joins the 100+ customers that have opted for the A320neo, which is well over the 6,100 figure at the moment.

It is currently unclear what the delivery schedule will be like but no doubt due to production rates and backlogs, the deliveries will happen in the 2020s respectively.

For the low-cost carrier, this enables them to keep their costs down when operating their flights for a greater return on investment.

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This means that the carrier has more scope for growth when they receive the new aircraft.

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