Bahrain Air plans to place a firm order for three A320 family aircraft in January, MD Ibrahim Abdulla Al Hamer told reporters. "The company had planned to buy about four Airbus planes. Due to the current international financial issues there is a delay in the purchasing process and a reduction in the number to three airplanes." It signed a letter of intent for up to six aircraft last summer (ATWOnline, Aug. 27, 2008).

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