The first and largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa operates a total fleet of 29 new Airbus A320 aircraft, serving 70 routes from three hubs in UAE, Morocco and Egypt.

Air Arabia sees its fleet size to more than double in 2016 after the delivery of all 44 A320 aircraft by Airbus.

The airline announced that it has received aircraft number 500 that Airbus has delivered in 2011. The new aircraft is also Air Arabia’s sixth aircraft in the year.

The carrier took delivery of its latest A320 at the Airbus facility in Hamburg, Germany, and the new aircraft has gone straight into service.

Air Arabia has now taken delivery of eight out of 44 A320 aircraft ordered back in 2007. The delivery of the 44 new aircraft will be completed by 2016, and will more than double the size of Air Arabia’s fleet, in line with its aim to increase its total operating fleet to more than 50 aircraft.