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Le Bourget, France, 2005/06/14 - With 60 aircrafts acquired by Qatar Airways on very first day of Paris air show, another two airlines announced today that they will acquired A330s and A350s family..
On second day of Paris air show at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, Indian private carrier Jet Airways announces acquisition of ten Airbus A330-200s/-300s and has taken options on ten more, becoming a new client for the popular A330/A340 family.
Jet Airways plans to use its Airbus A330s on a mix of domestic, regional and international flights. Each aircraft will seat 226 passengers, with luxurious six-abreast flat-bed seating in business, and a comfortable eight-abreast layout in economy.
ALAFCO, the Kuwait-based international aircraft leasing company, also announced today that it will acquire 12 Airbus A350s with options on a further six, becoming one of the first leasing companies to select the new jetliner. Deliveries of ALAFCO’s A350-800s are due to begin in the third quarter of 2012.
“In acquiring the new Airbus A350, we are investing in emerging technologies that will set the character of the industry’s future,” says ALAFCO Chairman and CEO Ahmed Alzabin. “Our studies show that the A350, which will carry the Airbus hallmarks of cabin comfort and economy into a new decade, is the right aircraft for many of our customers in the Middle East and around the world.” Source Airbus Press Center at airbus.com/en/presscentre/
About ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company:
ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company KSCC is an emergent provider of innovative commercial aircraft leasing products.
About Jet Airways:
Jet Airways operates over 275 flights daily to 42 destinations across the country including London (Heathrow), Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Colombo and Kathmandu. The rapid expansion of our route network has earned us the prestigious Air Transport World Award 2001 for Market Development. Jet Airways has also won the prestigious H&FS award for the domestic airline for the year 2001. We also pride ourselves in having the youngest fleet of aircraft in India, consisting of the modern Airbus 340-300E, Boeing 737-400/700/800/900 and the ATR 72-500.
About Airbus Industries:
Airbus is a leading aircraft manufacturer whose customer focus, commercial know-how, technological leadership and manufacturing efficiency have propelled it to the forefront of the industry. With a turnover of slightly over 20 billion euros in 2004, Airbus today consistently captures half of all commercial airliner orders. The company also continues to broaden its scope and product range by applying its expertise to the military market.