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.