Friday, November 16, 2012
AJW, Maldivian Airlines Become Newest Airbus Operators
Airbus announced the sale of two A340-500 aircraft to U.K.-based aviation services group AJW Capital Partners, and a new A320 operator in Maldives national carrier Maldivian Airlines.
“This aircraft order is an important step to further develop the global presence and product portfolio of AJW Capital Partners”, said Christopher Whiteside, President of AJW Group.
Maldivian is operating its first A320 under a leasing agreement with Airbus, and plans to use the aircraft to expand its network to destinations in the Indian sub-continent.
“This entry into service of our first A320 is a great day for Maldivian and our passengers. This signifies the increasing expansion of Maldivian in the region,” commented Abdul Haris, managing director of Maldivian. “We will start our A320 operations with direct flights to Mumbai, Chennai and Dhaka, much-anticipated routes for our customers.” More