Yemenia, the official carrier of Yemen, has taken delivery of its first Airbus aircraft as part of its plan to replace its entire fleet of single-aisle aircraft with the A320 family, and make the carrier an all-Airbus operator.

The aircraft is the first of ten A320 family aircraft ordered in January 2010, and is equipped with IAE engines.

The aircraft is configured in two classes, comprising 12 business and 138 economy seats, and will be deployed on regional and international services to Gulf States, Middle East, Africa, India and Southern European destinations.

The A320 single-aisle family aircraft, which includes the A318, A319, A320 and A321, feature fly by wire controls and share cockpit and operational commonality across the range.