Flyadeal takes delivery of its 30th aircraft

Flyadeal, one of the youngest low-cost airlines in of Saudi Arabia, has taken delivery of its 30th aircraft — an Airbus A320neo.

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The ‘keys’ to flyadeal’s newest acquisition named Al Taj (The Crown), were handed over at the European aircraft manufacturer’s delivery centre in southern France.

Sanjiv Kapoor, flyadeal acting chief executive officer, said: “flyadeal is celebrating yet another significant milestone with our fleet reaching 30 aircraft, representing a great achievement made so quickly since our historic first flight on Saudi National Day almost six years ago. This is a proud moment for our airline, our employees, our parent group Saudia and long-standing partner Airbus coming just days before our anniversary.

“As we continue our exciting journey towards growing our fleet and route network in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 to expand the country’s aviation industry, the A320neos enable us to open up new travel markets beyond the Middle East, Europe and Africa which we currently serve. The aircraft achieve operational efficiencies we always strive for, helping to keep our cost base low and to continue providing the travelling public with the promise of competitively low fares.”

flyadeal’s current fleet is made up of the A320 family aircraft with an average age of just over two years old. With 19 A320neos already delivered from the 2019 order. The aircraft features optimum comfort and space enabling flyadeal passengers to benefit from the widest cabin of any single-aisle aircraft in the sky.

The airline operates 59 routes to a network of 35 domestic, international, and seasonal destinations.