Nile Air inks landmark Airbus order

Nile Air has agreed to buy nine Airbus A321 aircraft, signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus to base its future fleet on the A321 aircraft. The Cairo-based start-up private airline will be Egypt’s second regular carrier after Egyptair and plans to serve Riyadh, Jeddah, Medina, Dammam, Kuwait, Dubai, Doha, and Bahrain with passenger, freight, and airmail services.

Dr. Nasser A. Al-Tayyar, Founder of Nile Air, said “operational economics and fleet capacity, volume and range are all critical to successful operations, and the A321 is the perfect solution to provide our required balance between volume, cost-efficiency and return on investment.”

The A320 Family, which includes the A318, A319, A320 and A321, features fly by wire controls and all share a unique cockpit commonality across the range. Over 5,450 Airbus A320 Family have been sold and over 3200 delivered to some 200 operators worldwide.