Yemen carrier seals $700 mn deal with Airbus

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 21, 2010 15:00 hrs

, Jan 21 (DPA) Yemenia, the official carrier of Yemen, sealed a deal with Airbus Thursday to buy 10 Airbus aircraft at a cost of $700 million.

The deal was signed by the Sana-based airliner and Airbus officials on the sidelines of the three-day Bahrain International Air Show that opened Thursday.

The 10 A320 Airbuses, capable of carrying 12 passengers in Business and 138 in Economy class, will replace Yemenia's existing fleet as part of a push to expand their regional services to the Gulf, Middle East, Africa, India and southern Europe.

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