flyadeal has announced an order for 30 A320neo aircraft from Airbus. The decision follows the crashes of two 737 Max jets, the first in Indonesia in October followed by one in Ethiopia in March, which killed 346 people.
The airline committed to ordering 30 planes 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.
Launching just seven months ago, Con Korfiatis, chief executive with flyadeal explains how the Saudi-based low-cost airline plans to expand from domestic to international operations this year. With an order of up to 50 narrow-body planes on the horizon, it is an exciting time for aviation in the region.