10-Jan-2013 2:22 PM

Middle East Airlines orders five A320neo and five A321neo aircraft

Middle East Airlines and Airbus signed (09-Jan-2013) a contract for five A320neo and five A321neo aircraft. Middle East Airlines chairman and director general Mohamad El Hout said, "Airbus’ A320neo Family is the ideal choice for an airline such as Middle East Airlines. An aircraft offering fuel burn saving, high reliability as well as a modern and comfortable cabin is a sound investment in anyone’s books." The airline will announce its engine choice for the aircraft at a later date. [more - original PR]