Saudi airline flynas receives 50th A320neo Airbus plane amid fleet expansion

 The Saudi airline based in Riyadh concluded a contract in 2017 worth over SR32 billion ($8.53 billion) with the European aerospace company for 120 A320neo aircraft, marking the second-largest aircraft acquisition in the Middle East at that period.

The national air carrier of Saudi Arabia received its initial A320neo aircraft in November 2018. This is in line with flynas's strategy to enlarge its fleet and achieve 165 domestic and international destinations, consistent with the goals outlined in the Saudi Vision 2030, as reported by the Saudi Press Agency.

The A320neo plane is the third of its type that flynas has received since the start of 2024, and it is scheduled to receive additional batches of aircraft during the year, underscoring the airline's commitment to sustainability and environmental conservation. Moreover, the A320neo is recognized as the most advanced, eco-friendly, and fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft globally, according to SPA.

The acquisition of the new aircraft also created hundreds of high-quality jobs in the aviation sector, both directly and indirectly.

Recently, flynas announced the initiation of applications for various programs, including the Future Pilots Program, Future Engineers Program, and the Cabin Crew Program, which are open to Saudi men and women.

Furthermore, the agreement with Airbus was a strategic move for flynas, solidifying its position as a leading low-cost carrier in the Middle East and one of the top four economical airlines globally.

The airline is progressing with its ambitious plans to double its fleet size after receiving approval from its board of directors to increase purchase orders to 250 aircraft. This aligns with flynas's strategic plan, "We Connect the World to the Kingdom," which is in sync with the National Civil Aviation Strategy aiming to enable national carriers to connect Saudi Arabia with 250 international destinations and cater to 330 million passengers by 2030.

In March, flynas boosted its capacity by 25 percent, offering travelers to Saudi Arabia increased flight options. In a statement, the company highlighted this enhancement following the acquisition of two Airbus A320neo aircraft, indicating improved operational capabilities.

Since its establishment in 2007, flynas has served over 78 million passengers. Presently, it operates flights to more than 70 domestic and international destinations with over 1,500 weekly flights.

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