Flyadeal, the newly established low fare airline of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), has taken delivery of its first of eight Airbus A320ceo aircraft in August, becoming the newest operator of the Airbus A320 Family.
The Jeddah-based airline, which started operating last month on the kingdom’s national day, has leased aircraft to date. But it is considering placing an order for 50 narrow-body Airbus A320s or Boeing 737s, for a total value of US$5 billion at average listed prices before discount. At the moment it flies to 4 destinations within Saudi.
The CEO of the carrier Con Korfiatis told, “We’re looking at around 50 aircraft including options. This will be with the manufacturers,” and added “We expect to issue that Request for Proposal (RFP) very shortly over the next month.”
Irrespective of the potential plane order, the budget carrier will have a fleet of five A320s by the end of this year and eight by mid-2018.