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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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flyadeal to switch from Airbus to Boeing

Boeing and flyadeal today announced the Middle East carrier is growing its fleet with the 737 MAX aircraft to take advantage of the airplane’s fuel efficiency, range and passenger comforts. The airline committed to ordering 30 airplanes with options for 20 more in a deal that would be valued at up to $5.9 billion at list price.

The deal is subject to both sides concluding final terms and conditions and a purchase agreement. It will appear on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website once all contingencies are cleared.

flyadeal, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Airlines, offers affordable flights within Saudi Arabia. Over the past year, the airline has conducted an evaluation process for 50 narrowbody airplanes to support domestic growth and potential international expansion. While flyadeal has been operating new Airbus A320s, the airline says it has selected the 737 MAX for the future.

 

flyadeal selected the 737 MAX 8 which has capacity for 189 passengers in a one-class configuration. Compared to flyadeal’s current fleet of A320s, the MAX 8 carries 12 more passengers and provides 8 percent lower operating costs per seat.”

Boeing’s partnership with Saudi Arabia’s aviation industry began in 1945 with the delivery of a DC-3 aircraft that gave birth to commercial air travel in the kingdom. Over the past seven decades, airlines in the kingdom have operated almost every Boeing commercial jetliner, including the 707, 737s Classics, MD-11Fs, 747s, 777s, and 787 Dreamliners.

Based in Jeddah, flyadeal offers flights to eight domestic destinations including Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Qassim, Tabuk, Gizan, Madinah and Abha.

flyadeal celebrates its 100,000th customer after two months of flying

Saudia's new low-fare subsidiary commences operations

flyadeal issued this statement:

Since its launch, flyadeal, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s new low fares airline, has been growing its flights and network rapidly. It achieved a major milestone flying its 100,000th Customer on November 30, 2017 barely two months after starting operations on September 23, 2017 Saudi Arabia’s National Day.

The 100,000th Customer took advantage of flyadeal’s attractive low fares and travelled with his family from Riyadh to Jeddah to perform Umrah. In recognition of this special moment, members of the flyadeal team surprised Bader Alnofaie and his family with a voucher for the value of his tickets and an aircraft model as a gesture of gratitude and appreciation.

“Today, with the support of our Customers, we continue to add more flights on high-demand routes, and we look forward to announcing new routes in the coming months – in addition to the arrival of more new aircraft to serve these operations.”

Bader Alnofaie, a military employee, shared his enthusiasm at being the 100,000th Customer and said: “I feel blessed to be standing here and celebrating this milestone in flyadeal’s history with my family. We chose flyadeal because my family has flown with your airline previously and recommended it. Currently, we feel flyadeal is the most attractive airline on the market. Not only are the prices very low, the service offers greater value than the price. We recommend flyadeal to anyone wishing to fly for less, and I look forward to being the 200,000th Customer as well.”

Top Copyright Photo (all others by flyadeal): Flyadeal (Saudia) Airbus A320-214 WL D-AXAC (HZ-FAA) (msn 7829) XFW (Gerd Beilfuss). Image: 939003.

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Saudia’s Flyadeal is getting ready to launch operations

New Saudia low-fare subsidiary

Saudia Airlines announced on April 17, 2016 the launching of its new low-cost airline subsidiary.

This announcement was made at a ceremony held under the patronage of H.E. Sulaiman Al-Hamdan, President of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) and Chairman of Saudia Airlines’ Board of Directors, and in the presence of Saudi Airlines Director General along with a number of chief executives of the strategic units of Saudi Arabian Airlines Company, specialized experts and journalists.

Flyadeal is owned by Saudi Arabian Airlines Company and will be working independently from Saudia Airlines by having its own management and strategic plans.

Flyadeal will be a low-cost carrier that is committed to providing high-level services while maintaining the highest safety standards.

The Director General of Saudia highlighted that the trademark for the new company has been registered and its operating license is undergoing with GACA. He added that the airlines will be funded by Saudi Arabian Airlines Company and noted that the launching of the new airline comes after conducting deep studies, internally and externally with the help of consulting experts. He added that Flyadeal will simply travel options and provide high services at affordable prices. Moreover, he highlighted that Flyadeal will not replace Saudia Airlines and its hub will be located in Jeddah.

Flyadeal is expected to launch domestic operations on Saudi Arabia’s National Day (September 23, 2017).

Top Copyright Photo: Flyadeal (Saudia) Airbus A320-214 WL D-AXAC (HZ-FAA) (msn 7829) XFW (Gerd Beilfuss). Image: 939003. The first Airbus A320 will be delivered as HZ-FAA.

Below Image: Flyadeal.