Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Is Flynas about to upgrade Airbus order?

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Is the Saudi Arabian budget airline Flynas about to upgrade its Airbus order from the new engine offering of the A320 to the larger A321?

In short, yes, the airline is certainly considering making the switch according to Bandar Abdulrahman al-Mohanna its chief executive who said on Tuesday, "We started evaluating and are in discussion with Airbus,"

The airline would use the larger Airbus aircraft on regional routes to the Sub-continent and North Africa, Dandar said, although at this stage it was unclear how many A321neos it would switch to from its 120 A320neo order, or when any final decision would be made. 

flynas will run flights to new summer destinations in June 2019, with direct flights to Batumi and Tbilisi in Georgia, Vienna in Austria, Baku in Azerbaijan, Trabzon in Turkey, and Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Flynas is also considering wide-body aircraft for its future development, Bandar said he was looking at both the Airbus A330neo and Boeing 787-9 models. However, any orders were a long way off, “Unless we receive the offer that we are expecting we will not conclude any deal,” he said.

The low-cost airline has also recently announced the launch of its new direct international flights between Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, and New Delhi, the capital of India, starting from the 1st of July 2019.

flynas stated that it will operate 5 direct flights weekly between King Khalid International Airport and New Delhi India Gandhi International Airport following the opening of flights to Hyderabad last June 2018.

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