flynas takes delivery of five Airbus A320neo aircraft in a month

Upscaling the fleet to 56 planes
flynas takes delivery of five Airbus A320neo aircraft in a month
From the occasion. (Supplied)

flynas, the national air carrier and a prominent low-cost airline in the world and the Middle East, has announced the recent delivery of five A320neo aircraft. This addition brings flynas’ all-Airbus fleet to a total of 56 aircraft, showcasing a remarkable growth of over 100 percent in the past two years. This achievement aligns with the expansion plan launched by the leading low-cost carrier titled “We connect the world with KSA.” The initiative is in line with the national civil aviation strategy, which aims to achieve 330 million passengers and 100 million tourists while increasing the number of international destinations connected to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to over 250 by 2030.

With the delivery of the new five A320neo, the total number of aircraft received by flynas this year reached 11, with 19 A320neo aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2023.

Read more: flynas to launch new operations base at Madinah Airport

Streamlined connectivity

On this occasion, Bander Almohanna, CEO and managing director of flynas, said: “This new batch of aircraft reflects flynas’s commitment to achieving its strategy of growth and expansion by upscaling its fleet and multiplying the seating capacity of domestic and international flights in line with objectives of the program of serving pilgrims to streamline access to the two holy mosques and the national strategy of civil aviation to enable national airlines to participate in linking the world with the Kingdom.”

Fleet expansion

Almohanna added: “The rise of our fleet will enable us to increase our expansion plans in the current year through the launch of new domestic and international destinations, and in particular, the company, over the next weeks, will receive new eight planes as part of the batch scheduled for delivery in 2023 in a total of 19 aircraft, within an order of purchasing 120 aircraft from Airbus in a total amount exceeding 32 billion riyals. Hence, the company proceeds to bolster its position as the largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and one of the top 5 airlines in the world.” He indicated that flynas is getting ready to launch its latest operations base in Madinah Airport before the end of 2023, making it the only carrier with four operations bases across the Kingdom.

flynas increased the number of its A320neo aircraft, which are the most advanced, environmentally friendly, and most fuel-efficient among single-aisle aircraft worldwide, to 39 aircraft, representing about 70 percent of its fleet, reinforcing flynas’ commitment to sustainability and environmental protection.

flynas connects more than 70 domestic and international destinations with more than 1500 weekly flights and has flown more than 60 million passengers since its launch in 2007, with the aim to reach 165 domestic and international destinations, in line with the objectives of the Saudi Vision 2030.

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