flynas acquires two A320neo aircraft
Just a few days earlier, the LCC and Airbus signed a contract to buy another 30 new A320neo aircraft as part of ambitions to expand their fleet. This is the third batch of 19 new aircraft of the same kind that will be delivered in 2023.
The two new A320neo aircraft arrived from Toulouse, France, and landed at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, bringing the total number of aircraft received in 2023 to seven (five A320neo and two A330), and increasing the size of the flynas fleet to 51 aircraft, up 96% in roughly two years from its size of 26 aircraft in the first quarter of 2021.
Bander Almohanna, CEO and Managing Director of flynas, said: “Taking delivery of the second A320neo batch in less than a month, and within days of signing the new 30-aircraft agreement, is an affirmation of our relentless efforts to support our exceptional growth with a modern, comfortable, and fuel-efficient operational capability, equipped with cutting-edge technologies, in line with our growth and expansion strategy under the slogan ‘We Connect The World to the Kingdom'”.
“Upscaling our fleet with more of the next-generation A320neo aircraft demonstrates our commitment to keeping our leading position regionally and globally after flynas has been announced by the International Skytrax Organization as the 4th Best Low-Cost Airline in the world and the Best LCC in the Middle East for 2023, for the sixth time in a row, consolidating our ability to participate in achieving objectives of the National Civil Aviation Strategy to reach 330 million passengers and 100 million tourists, and increase the number of international destinations linked to the Kingdom to more than 250 destinations by 2030,” he added.
The Board of Directors of flynas has agreed to increase the new aircraft orders to 250 aircraft, making flynas the largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa region.