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Saudi airline to buy 20 A320 planes

india Updated: Nov 12, 2007 11:22 IST
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Riyadh-based National Air Services (NAS) has signed a contract to buy 20 Airbus A320 aircraft for the company's budget airline arm, Nasair.

The contract comes following an earlier agreement signed at the 47th International Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, news agency WAM said.

Nasair is the first budget carrier in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and began services in February 2007. The carrier now flies to 21 domestic destinations.

"The agreement with Airbus is strategic for NAS services to grow. Our new Airbus A320 family fleet will equip us to fulfil passenger demand using the most reliable, efficient and comfortable aircraft on the market," said Taher Agueel, NAS president.

"The market for air travel in the Middle East region is growing faster than world average levels, and it brings us great pleasure that NAS has chosen to grow with the Airbus A320 family," said Airbus President and CEO Tom Enders.

"Our A320 aircraft family is the industry benchmark, with the roomiest cabin interior and unbeatably low operating costs."