Yemenia takes delivery of the first of three new Boeing 737-800 airplanes. International Lease and Finance Corporation will finance the airplanes to the carrier. The airline will use the new 737s to serve markets throughout the Middle East and Gulf States region, Europe and Asia.
"The 737-800, with its all-new wing design for maximum lift, aerodynamic efficiency and range, is especially well-suited for our operations from Sana'a," said Captain Abdul Khalek Al-Kadi, Chairman of Yemen Airways. "The flexibility of the 737 will allow us to have a more robust operation to help meet our market needs."