Industry Wataniya Airways orders 25 A320neo aircraft

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Wataniya Airways has placed a firm order for 25 A320neo aircraft. Golden Falcon Aviation, the exclusive aircraft provider for the carrier confirmed the order.

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A firm order was signed over the course of the Farnborough International Airshow #FIA2018 by Rakan Al-Tuwaijri, Chief Executive Officer of Golden Falcon Aviation, and Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.

The announcement follows a Memorandum of Understanding from last year´s Dubai Airshow. According to list prices, the deal is worth around $2.8 billion.

With the new order, Wataniya further underlines its plans to grow in Kuwait´s airline market. The A320neo will help the carrier to be profitable due to less operational costs. Moreover, the A320neo are burning less fuel and are therefore more environmentally friendly.

It is expected, that the carrier will announce new routes and destinations, as well as frequency changes on already existing routes.

Wataniya Airways is a Kuwaiti airline headquartered at Kuwait International Airport. The airline was founded in 2005 and commenced operations in January 2009 and July 2017. Currently, the fleet consists of five aircraft, including three Airbus A319s and two A320s. On 14 routes, Wataniya serves 15 destinations in 11 countries.

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