The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has announced a preliminary deal to sell 25 of its A320neo line for use by Kuwait's Wataniya Airways.
The draft agreement was signed by Airbus and Wataniya's plane supplier, Golden Falcon Aviation.
The announcement represents Airbus' first major commercial order at the Dubai Airshow. Although the contract value was not unveiled, the list price for one A320neo is approximately $108 million.
"This new order of 25 A320neo family aircraft demonstrates the confidence in our leading single-aisle aircraft,'' John Leahy, Airbus' commercial sales chief, said in a press statement Tuesday.
Wataniya Airways shut down in 2011 blaming a precarious financial situation and regional instability.
It resumed operations in July 2017 and currently operates a fleet of just two A320ceo aircraft, serving destinations in the Middle East and Europe.