Flyadeal, Saudi Arabia’s low-fares airline, recently welcomed its eighth new leased Airbus A320, which reached Jeddah from the Airbus plant in Toulouse, France. With the arrival of this aircraft, flyadeal has completed the first phase of its contracted aircraft acquisition plan.
The new aircraft is named “Al-Terf,” after one of the most well-known stars in the Arab world. It is configured similarly to the other aircraft in flyadeal’s fleet, with 186 seats in a single-class configuration. Seats are equipped with USB ports and electronic device holders that cater to Saudi Arabia’s connected travelers.
Since beginning operations on Sept. 23 last year, flyadeal is consistently expanding its fleet and route network, giving customers more choices of affordable air travel in the Kingdom. In eight months, it has added eight aircraft and brought low fares to eight destinations in the Kingdom.
Most recently, the airline has added a daily flight between Riyadh and Madinah and currently operates 42 flights daily.
Con Korfiatis, CEO of flyadeal, said: “Our agreement for the initial acquisition of eight aircraft from Airbus lays the foundation for establishing flyadeal as the de facto low-cost carrier in the Kingdom, and the airline of choice for those looking for affordable air travel options.
Our continuous expansion is a matter of great pride and we feel blessed to be at the forefront of a new travel revolution in the Kingdom that lets everyone fly. We will continue to expand the fleet to meet the growing demand for low-cost travel in the Kingdom, and ensure that our customers can fly for less.”
flyadeal’s fleet is expected to increase to 11 by the end of the year, and up to 50 by 2023. The airline aims to rapidly increase seat capacity by inducting more aircraft so that it can expand its operations within Saudi Arabia and beyond.