Yemenia confirms Airbus order

19th Nov 2007

Yemenia has signed a firm contract for ten Airbus A350 XWB aircraft as part of its long haul fleet modernization programme.Yemenia’s A350 XWBs will be configured in a comfortable two-class configuration with seating for 18 passengers in First Class and 265 in Economy.

Captain Abdulkhaled Al-Kadi, Chairman of Yemenia said, “we are delighted to have secured the future of our long-range fleet with the Airbus A350. We are looking forward to introducing the aircraft on our intercontinental routes to and from Yemen. Yemen Airways is on the right track to implement its fleet modernization program, and to be well positioned to grow to meet high passenger demand.”

Yemenia currently has four A310s and two A330-200s in its long haul fleet, operating from its base in Sanaa and Aden to destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, as well as possible further expansions of the network in Africa in the future.


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