Flynas, operating in Saudi Arabia, has placed an order for 30 Airbus A320neo planes, confirming earlier rumors that the airline planned to buy planes from Airbus.
Although the manufacturer withheld the precise model, the airline confirmed an order for 30 Airbus A320neo family aircraft.
The most recent order brought the total number of aircraft in flynas’ order book to 120 from the A320neo family, including 10 A321XLRs.
The contract was signed at the Paris Air Show in 2023 by Airbus and flynas. Numerous executives attended the event, including Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Head of International at Airbus, and Bandar Almohanna, CEO and Managing Director of flynas.
Saleh Al-Jasser, the Saudi Arabian Minister of Transportation and Logistic Services, Abdulaziz Alduailj, the head of the General Authority of Civil Aviation in Saudi Arabia (GACA), and Ayed Aljeaid, the head of the board at flynas’ parent firm NAS Holding, were also present.
“As we continue to grow, receiving several awards for excellence in operations and customer services and invest in our offering, we are delighted to confirm our latest order with Airbus,” said Almohanna, adding that the A320neo family brings unmatched benefits to passengers. It offers “exceptional operational performance and environmental benefits, while helping us provide unique travel experiences at low-cost,” according to flynas’ chief executive.
In the meantime, Scherer noted that the A320neo Family has become the favored option of airlines globally, including low-cost carriers, due to economic considerations, the greater range, and a larger cabin in the single-aisle class.
“We look forward to working with flynas as it develops its future fleet and presence in the fast-growing Saudi market,” added the Airbus CCO.
Currently, flynas’ fleet comprises of 32 A320neo, 13 A320ceo, four A330-300, and 51 Airbus aircraft, including 10 A321XLRs and 41 A320neo.