Yemenia adds new aircrafts [Archives:2003/641/Local News]

June 12 2003

Yemenia (Yemen Airways) announced on Saturday that is to add two brand new Airbus 330-200 aircrafts to its fleet per an agreement signed with the International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC). Both aircrafts will be received directly from the facilities of Airbus Industry in France during 2004.
“Yemenia is proceeding with such ambitious steps after having received the government's blessing and support in recognition of its apparent achievements. His Excellency President Ali Abdullah Saleh gave directives to further strengthen the flag carrier enabling it to play a more efficient role in the country's development plans in the years to follow.” Captain Abdulkhalek S. Al-Kadi, Chairman of Yemenia said.
According to Yemenia sources, A 330-200 is ideally suited to the needs of the markets within medium and long range versatility to serve extended-range routes initially to South East Asia and near East and Europe region. The new aircrafts will carry 283 passengers in First and Economy classes offering more comfortable seats, and would have better payload carrying capabilities, and better range and take-off performance.