Africa's Syphax Orders The Neo

New Tunisian carrier Syphax Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to buy three A320neo aircraft. The order is the first time an African carrier has ordered the neo and Airbus said it marked “a significant breakthrough in one of the world’s fastest developing markets”. Syphax has also ordered three A320ceo aircraft. The aircraft will be powered by CFM engines. The carrier's director general, Mohamed Frikha, said: “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.” He continued: “Adding the A320neo to our fleet means we can achieve all of these goals while benefitting from a 15 per cent fuel saving and cost effectiveness.” John Leahy, COO – customers, Airbus, said: “We thank Syphax Airlines for being the first African carrier to place an order for our neo aircraft.”

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