Now, 16th A320 aircraft included in Middle East Airline fleet
Lebanon’s flag carrier Middle East Airlines recently stated that it has received the Airbus A320 aircraft from its production plant in Hamburg. With the addition of the new aircraft, the strength of the airline’s fleet has now raised to 16, with 15 of them being owned by the airline and one chartered.
Middle East Airlines flights are being currently operated with the help of eight A320, four A321 and four A330 aircrafts. The airline stated that two more A320 aircrafts are to be delivered before the end of this year.
According to the airline, two A321 aircrafts will be sold, thus bringing the total fleet to 16 aircrafts.
Mohammad Hout, Chairman of Middle East Airlines, said that the chartered plane in its fleet is for a period between 6 to 8 years. He said that when buying new aircrafts the airline will see to it that it selects modern generation planes that would help in saving 15 percent in fuel consumption.