Airbus yesterday announced its first commercial aircraft sale in Israel with an order from Israir Airlines for three A320s. Israir will fly the 174-seat, all-economy aircraft on routes to Europe. No engine choice was announced. Launched in 1996, Israir accounts for nearly 40% of the domestic travel market in Israel, according to Airbus. It currently operates 767-300ERs, 757-200s and ATR 42s.

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