flyadeal switches to Airbus, cancels its Boeing 737 MAX order

flyadeal has made this announcement:

flyadeal has announced a significant growth to its fleet, with an order for 30 Airbus A320neo aircraft, and options for a further 20 A320neo family aircraft.

This is in response to continuing growth in passenger demand across domestic, regional and international routes.

Deliveries of the flyadeal aircraft will commence in 2021.

The allocation of the new aircraft to flyadeal follows from the agreement which Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation (Saudia) signed during the Paris Air Show in June this year.

The agreement was for a total of 100 aircraft, and was signed by His Excellency Eng. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation and Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer, in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Ghassan Abdulrahman Al-Shibil, Chairman Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation.

The additional aircraft are part of the dual brand strategy of the Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation where flyadeal serves the price conscious customer that is seeking everyday low fares.

This order will result in flyadeal operating an all- Airbus A320 fleet in the future.

Note: An order with Boeing for 30 737 MAX jets has been cancelled.

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