New Tunisian carrier Syphax Airlines has signed an agreement with France-based Airbus for six aircraft.

Syphax will order three A320 new engine option (neo) and three A320 current engine option (ceo) aircraft, according to the terms of a memorandum of understanding. The A320neo is the new engine option entering service from 2015 and incorporates the latest fuel efficiency technologies.

Syphax Airlines was launched in 2011 at the height of the country’s political upheaval. It was established by Mohamed Frikha, chief executive officer of Telnet Group, with a capital of TD10m ($641,807) and a fleet of two Airbus A319 ordered for a total of $55m.

The airline is based at the Sfax Thyna, near Sfax city southeast of Tunis. Its network mainly covers destinations in France and Turkey.