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23 May 2024

Air Arabia receives first Sharklet-equipped aircraft

By Wam

Air Arabia has announced that it has become the first Middle East airline to tak delivery of its first Sharklet-equipped Airbus A320 aircraft.

Sharklets are an option on new-build Airbus A320 family aircraft, which are equipped with fuel-saving large wing tip devices. Sharklets are made from light-weight composites, and the newly designed wing-tip devices reduce fuel burn and emissions by improving the aerodynamics of the aircraft.

"We are proud to become the first airline in the Middle East region to take delivery of an A320 fitted with Airbus' new, fuel saving Sharklets," said Adel Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer, Air Arabia.

"These new wing tip devices will contribute to fulfilling our goal of becoming one of the world's most efficient low cost airlines," he added.

"Air Arabia has become the first carrier in the region to benefit from the four per cent fuel saving our new Sharklets deliver," said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer, Customers, Airbus.

"Air Arabia passengers will now be travelling on board the world's most environmentally friendly single-aisle aircraft,'' said Leahy.