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30 May, 2024

Saudi Arabia’s Low-Cost Airline Chooses Mix of A320neos & A321neos

flyadeal, one of the youngest and fastest growing low-cost airlines in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, today announced a landmark order for 51 narrowbody Airbus aircraft to fuel the next phase of its expansion plans. 

The historic agreement for 12 Airbus A320neos and 39 bigger capacity A321neos was signed as part of a wider announcement by parent Saudia Group for a record 105 aircraft order – the largest in Saudi aviation history. The announcement was made on the opening day of the Future Aviation Forum held in Riyadh last week. 

His Excellency Saleh Al-Jasser, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Transport and Logistic Services and Chairman of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation, presided over the official signing by His Excellency Eng Ibrahim Al-Omar, Saudia Group Director General, and Benoît de Saint-Exupéry, Airbus Executive Vice-President Sales. 

flyadeal’s new fleet will support growth targets that will see a tripling in size from the current 32 all-Airbus A320neo and ceo variants to more than 100 aircraft by 2030, with its network reach rising sharply from 30 domestic and international destinations to over 100 within six years. 

24 May, 2024

flyadeal Orders 51 Aircraft in Landmark Airbus Deal

flyadeal, one of the youngest and fastest-growing low-cost airlines in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, today announced a landmark order for 51 narrowbody Airbus aircraft to fuel the next phase of its expansion plans.

The historic agreement for 12 Airbus A320neos and 39 bigger capacity A321neos was signed as part of a wider announcement by parent Saudia Group for a record 105 aircraft order – the largest in Saudi aviation history. The announcement was made on the opening day of the Future Aviation Forum being held in Riyadh this week.

His Excellency Saleh Al-Jasser, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Transport and Logistic Services and Chairman of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation, presided over the official signing by His Excellency Eng Ibrahim Al-Omar, Saudia Group Director General, and Benoît de Saint-Exupéry, Airbus Executive Vice-President Sales.

flyadeal’s new fleet will support growth targets that will see a tripling in size from the current 32 all-Airbus A320neo and ceo variants to more than 100 aircraft by 2030, with its network reach rising sharply from 30 domestic and international destinations to over 100 within six years.

20 May, 2024

Massive 105 Airbus aircraft order from Saudia Group

Saudia, the national flag carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and flyadeal, the Saudia Group’s low-cost carrier, have signed a firm order for an additional 105 A320neo Family aircraft for their future route development.

This massive order comprises of 12 Airbus A320neo and 93 Airbus A321neo aircraft, which increases Saudia Group’s Airbus aircraft order backlog to 144 A320neo family aircraft.

The agreement was announced at the Future Aviation Forum in Riyadh in the presence of H.E. Saleh bin Nasser AIJasser, Minister of Transport and Logistic Services of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, H.E. Engr. Ibrahim Al-Omar, Director General of Saudia Group and Benoît de Saint-Exupéry, Executive Vice President Sales of the Commercial Aircraft business.

H.E. Engr. Ibrahim Al-Omar, Director General of Saudia Group, said: "Saudia has ambitious operational objectives to meet growing demand. We are increasing flights and seat capacity across our existing 100+ destinations on four continents, with plans for further expansion. The progress of Saudi Vision 2030 is attracting more visits, tourists, entrepreneurs, and pilgrims each year. This motivated our decision to secure this significant deal, which will create jobs, increase local content, and contribute to the national economy."

22 March, 2023

Saudi Arabian Airlines and flyadeal looks to add 25 new destinations in 2023......


Saudi Arabian Airlines and flyadeal sets course to add 25 new destinations in 2023 on SAUDIA Group Network:

All new routes are set to begin throughout 2023. The airline will publish more schedule details on announced destinations soon.


SAUDIA Group Director General, H.E. Engr. Ibrahim Al-Omar commented on the international network expansion: “SAUDIA Group has been carrying the kingdom’s ambitions, values and traditions across every corner of its network, as it flies the nation's flag around the world. These new destinations will offer greater access and choices to our guests. Given the increase of demand in international travel, this is the right time to expand our global network in new, exciting ways,

SAUDIA has recently launched "Your Ticket Your Visa" in January. The first-of-its-kind service provides guests with even easier access to the Kingdom through a digital integration system that links transit visas with flight tickets. The new service is aimed to encourage passengers to perform Umrah, visit key destinations and attend events during their transit in the Kingdom. The new service, which covers all international airports in the Kingdom, will allow guests to stay in the Kingdom for up to 96 hours, during which they can travel around the Kingdom and perform Umrah. The digital integration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs facilitates the issuing of the transit visa and links it to SAUDIA flight ticket within three minutes.

SAUDIA started in 1945 with a single twin-engine DC-3 (Dakota) given to King Abdul Aziz as a gift by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This was followed months later with the purchase of two more DC-3s, forming the nucleus of what would soon become one of the world’s largest airlines.

17 August, 2021

Airbus celebrates the 1,000th aircraft covered by Flight Hour Services with flyadeal

flyadeal signed long-term Flight Hour Services (FHS) agreement with Airbus
The agreement covers all of flyadeal’s A320 fleet including the 1,000th Airbus aircraft under FHS
Airbus FHS provides fully integrated material services and helps enhance operational reliability


flyadeal, the low-cost Jeddah-based airline owned by Saudi Arabian Airlines, signed a long-term Flight Hour Services (FHS) agreement to support its A320 fleet.

The agreement includes the 1,000th aircraft supported by Airbus Flight Hour Services. The carrier will benefit from integrated material services including spare pool access, on-site-stock at the main base and components engineering and repairs. Through the FHS contract, Airbus will guarantee spare parts availability, contributing to securing aircraft technical performance.

Mikail Houari, President of Airbus Africa & Middle East, said: “Signing this agreement with flyadeal is an important milestone; it is the 1 st FHS contract in Saudi Arabia and the biggest Airbus aircraft fleet to be covered by FHS”.

“We are proud of our partnership with flyadeal and look forward to continuing working together. This agreement reaffirms our commitment to supporting Saudi Arabia’s aviation sector”, Houari added.

Airbus has finalised 11 Flight Hour Services contracts with operators worldwide over the last six months. The latest contract agreements demonstrate the continued interest in Airbus’s integrated maintenance service, proving more relevant than ever in post-crisis times when airlines need to carefully monitor their costs and contain investments.




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01 April, 2019

No current plans for to let the 737 Max jets back in Saudi Arabian skies

News agency Reuters is reporting that Saudi Arabia has no plans to allow Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to operate in the kingdom according to the transport minister,  as state airline flyadeal reconsiders an order for the jets. 

The 737 Max 8 and 9 models have been grounded globally after two fatal crashes with striking similarities within five months of each other.  "There were no 737 MAX flying in the kingdom at the time and there aren’t plans for them to be back in the near future,” minister Nabeel al-Amudi told reporters at an aviation conference in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia will follow the global aviation industry in any recertification of the MAX, Amudi said. 

The local budget airline flyadeal will wait until investigation reports into the two crashes are released before decided if it will continue with an order of up to 50 of the jets, worth $5.9 billion at list prices, according to the US manufacturer.






21 December, 2018

Saudi Arabia's flyadeal to ditch Airbus in favour of Boeing as a thank you for Trumps support

flyadeal Boeing 737 Max 8                      photo Boeing
flyadeal, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Airlines has, according to Boeing, put in a commitment for 30 aeroplanes with options for 20 more in a deal that would be valued at up to $5.9 billion at list prices, although in real-world prices is less than half that amount. 

According to aviation commentators in the region, the commitment deal is a direct result of US President, Donald Trump's support of Saudi Arabia over the Khashoggi murder in Turkey. The company had been flying 9 Airbus A320 aircraft with another two on order and had been expected to place an order for a further 60 of the type following recent talks. 

flyadeal selects Boeing's 737 MAX for future fleet needs

14 November, 2018

Decision time for flyadeal over Airbus or Boeing order due before December!

The low-cost carrier from Saudi Arabia, flyadeal says it will make a decision on its future fleet plans before the start of December. 

The airline is trying to choose between the Airbus A320neo and the  Boeing 737 Max and after vigorous campaigning from both manufacturers, the airline will announce the results of its decision by the start of next month.

Flyadeal had been expected to place an order for 30 new aircraft in September this year, however the airline wanted to spend more time evaluating the two models,  “We want some evidence because we’re committing a huge chunk of capital,” the airlines CEO Con Korfiatis told the media in Dubai on Wednesday, November 14th.  

23 September, 2017

Flyadeal commences flights

Marking the national day, the newest airline of Saudi Arabia commenced its flight operations with a sellout flight and smiles all around.

Flyadeal conducted its first scheduled flight on Saturday 23rd September with much celebration and excitement.  The airline has high aspirations of providing the large, very young and digitally savvy population of Saudi Arabia and the local region with a reputable and successful low-fare airline to facilitate both domestic and regional travel.

Flyadeal's fleet are CFM engined Airbus A320s that have a distinctive palette of white, purple and lime on the outside which is carried through on the insides in cabin crew uniforms as well as cabin highlights.  The configuration is a single-class layout comprising of 186 18” wide Recaro economy class seats, which are all equipped with USB power outlets and personal device holders, ideal for smartphones and tablets.

28 August, 2017

Big Losses at flydubai

flydubai, the low cost airline from the United Arab Emirates have reported a sizable loss of Dhs142.5million, that around $38.8million for the first half of this year. The airline had reported a loss of Dhs89.9m in the same period last year, showing an increase of 58.5 percent.

Passenger numbers at the Dubai based airline increased to 5.4 million, up up 10.5 percent from a year ago and turnover always went up. Loads on the airlines routes also went op by almost 14 percent for the same period last year. Also increases this year was the amount of business class passengers travelling with the airline, up by 22 percent. 

“The demand for travel on flydubai remains strong and the airline has seen its overall market share grow,” the airline said in a statement. “These factors have, however, been offset by the price performance determined by the market."

26 August, 2017

flyadeal get first Airbus A320 ahead of launch next month

Photo Airbus

In just under a months time a new airline will take to the skies over Saudi Arabia with a fleet of shiny new Airbus aircraft. Flyadeal, took delivery of its first aircraft and the first of eight Airbus A320ceo aircraft, becoming the newest operator of the Airbus A320 Family earlier this week.



The new low cost airline will commence operations on 23rd September 2017, on the national day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It will start off serving domestic markets before expanding into regional routes and markets.


The new A320's are powered by CFM engines and will be configured with 186 seats in a single-class economy cabin. However the seats are the new Recaro 18” wide economy class seats, which come with USB power outlets and personal electronic device holders.

Chairman of flyadeal, H.E. Mr Saleh Al Jasser said: “Saudi Arabia has launched its Vision 2030; a strategic platform for the future development of the Kingdom where transportation and tourism are key pillars.  The launch of flyadeal is core to the strategy to mobilize further the country and the region”.



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