Flynas Becomes First Saudi Carrier to Receive the A320neo

Left to right: Mr Fouad Attar, head of commercial aircraft – Airbus Africa & Middle East; Mr Bandar Al Mohanna – CEO Flynas; Mr Didier Evrard – executive vice president programmes, Airbus Commercial; Mr Huang Bo - chief commercial officer CMB Leasing. (Photo: Airbus)

Flynas, Saudi Arabia’s first low-cost airline, has begun taking delivery of its first of 80 A320neo Family aircraft. This follows an agreement signed in January 2017, with deliveries scheduled to take place from 2018 to 2026.

Flynas is the first operator in Saudi Arabia to acquire the A320neo and currently operates a fleet of 30 A320ceos. The A320neo, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, will support Flynas’ expansion plans while providing greater operational efficiency and passenger comfort.

The airline said Saudi Arabia is the largest domestic aviation market in the Middle East. Since its inception in 2007, Flynas has continuously expanded its fleet in order to carry more passengers and, in 2017, carried more than 6.4 million passengers. It flew more than 3 million passengers during the first half of 2018.