Flyadeal has announced a significant growth in its fleet, with an order for 30 Airbus A320neo aircraft, and options for a further 20 A320neo family aircraft.
The airline said the order is in response to the continuing growth in passenger demand across domestic, regional and international routes.
Deliveries of the A320 planes will commence in 2021.
The allocation of the new aircraft to Flyadeal follows an agreement signed by Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation (Saudia) during the Paris Air Show in June this year.
The agreement was for a total of 100 aircraft, and was signed by Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, director-general of Saudia, and Christian Scherer, Airbus chief commercial officer, in the presence of Dr. Ghassan Abdulrahman Al-Shibil, chairman of Saudia.
The additional aircraft are part of the dual brand strategy of Saudia, under which Flyadeal serves the price-conscious customers seeking low fares.
This order will result in Flyadeal operating an all-Airbus A320 fleet in the future.
Flyadeal, which is owned by Saudia, was launched on the Kingdom’s National Day on Sept. 23 in 2017.