Air Arabia (G9, Sharjah) may look at expanding its fleet, with a decision to be made by early next year, reports Bloomberg. The low-cost airline currently operates an all A320-100/-200 fleet of thirty-eight aircraft, as do its subsidiaries – Air Arabia Maroc (3O, Casablanca Int'l) has six, while Air Arabia Egypt (E5, Alexandria Borg el Arab) and Air Arabia Jordan (9P, Amman Queen Alia) have one apiece.

The Sharjah-based carrier took delivery of its latest A320 in March this year, after firming up a deal with Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) for an additional five aircraft in November 2016.

Despite a 10% decrease in revenue in the first quarter, CEO Adel Abdullah Ali is optimistic about the airline's future, especially its Moroccan subsidiary. "As we go into the second quarter and then summer I’m optimistic that things will be much brighter," Ali is reported as saying. "We’ve been growing pretty fast in our hub in Morocco. It’s been doing very well for us. Morocco this year will probably be our key fast-growing market."

Air Arabia itself currently serves 27 countries throughout the Middle East, Northern Africa and Western Asia, as well as Russia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.