Three Boeings Joined Yemenia Fleet [Archives:2001/19/Local News]

May 7 2001

Three B737-800 airplanes are to join Yemenia air fleet in April 2002, said captain Abdulkhalik Saleh al-Kadhi, Yemenia board of directors chairman, adding that this would enhance activities of the Yemenia airline. Starting this year, the company has expanded its international route network by adding a second journey to Beirut and a new route to Milan in Italy to attract more tourists. YT learned that Yemenia is taking final preparations to open a new aircraft maintenance hanger costing $ 3 million and the new administration headquarters costing $ 2 million within the next two months. It is expected that Yemenia would carry 1 million passengers during this year, with 15% increase than that of the previous year. Yemenia