flynas welcomes latest Airbus A320neo to fleet in Saudi Arabia
flynas has received its second Airbus A320neo aircraft.
The plane is the latest of 80 set to be delivered in an $8.5 billion deal with Airbus.
This deal is the second-largest aircraft purchase deal in the Middle East and is a game changer for the air-travel industry in Saudi Arabia and the entire region.
It also marks a strategic milestone for flynas, which is set to receive four more aircraft before the end of 2019.
Bander Al-Mohanna, flynas chief executive, said the deal would allow flynas to travel for longer distances and reach new destinations with the aim to cater to a wider range of travellers.
flynas will run flights to new summer destinations in June 2019, with direct flights to Batumi and Tbilisi in Georgia, Vienna in Austria, Baku in Azerbaijan, Trabzon in Turkey, and Sarajevo in Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Al-Mohanna added that by 2021, Airbus A320neo aircraft will make up half of flynas’ fleet, which supports Vision 2030’s targets to develop the civil aviation sector.
He added that upgrading the fleet will also support flynas’ expansion strategy which aims to widen its scope of business and increase its share within local and international aviation markets.
Al-Mohanna also emphasized that the first Airbus A320neo, which was received in November 2018, was applauded by passengers due to its roominess.
He said that new features will be added to provide more luxurious flights for passengers. Airbus’ A320neo is known to boost the most spacious cabin among single-aisle aircraft.
Moreover, the aircraft is fuel-efficient which makes it eco-friendly.
Saudi-based flynas is considered the Middle East’s Leading Low-Cost Airline by voters at the World Travel Awards.
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