BMED, formerly British Mediterranean Airways, placed a firm order with Airbus for seven A321s with first delivery scheduled for January 2006. The order is the first the airline has placed directly with Airbus. The BA franchise partner currently operates three A320s and three A321s with a further A320 to be delivered in May. Based at London Heathrow, it serves 15 destinations across the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa that include some of the longest A321 sectors in the world. "We ...

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