Syphax Airlines, a new Tunisian-based airline, has confirmed its order to buy three A320neo.
The order is the first time an African based carrier has ordered the NEO and marks a significant breakthrough for Airbus in one of the world’s fastest developing markets.
Syphax has also ordered three A320ceo aircraft.
The aircraft will be powered by CFM engines.
“Syphax Airlines is focused on continuing to grow its Tunisian, North Africa and Europe routes, and an expansion of its network to Asia and North America, through its hubs in Tunis and Sfax while offering passengers a luxurious service,” said Syphax chairman Mohamed Frikha.
“Adding the A320neo to our fleet means we can achieve all of these goals while benefitting from a 15 percent fuel saving and cost effectiveness.”
The airline already operates 2 A319 and 3 A320 aircraft and will shortly commence operating a leased A330-200.