flyadeal Receives 8th Brand New A320 Aircraft ‘Al-Tarf’
Airline completes the first phase of its Airbus A320 fleet
4 June 2018
Jeddah, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA – flyadeal, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Everyday Low Fares airline, continues to rapidly expand its fleet. It recently welcomed its eighth brand-new leased Airbus A320, which reached Jeddah from the Airbus plant in Toulouse, France. With the arrival of this aircraft, flyadeal has completed the first phase of its contracted aircraft acquisition plan.
The new aircraft is named “Al-Tarf”, after one of the most well-known stars in the Arab world. It is configured similarly to the other aircraft in flyadeal’s fleet, with 186 seats in a single-class configuration. Seats are equipped with USB ports and electronic device holders that cater to Saudi Arabia’s connected travellers.
Since beginning operations on September 23rd last year, flyadeal has stayed true to its goal of consistently expanding its fleet and route network, giving customers more choices of affordable air travel in the Kingdom. In eight months, it has added eight aircraft and brought low fares to eight destinations in the Kingdom. Most recently, the airline has added a daily flight between Riyadh and Medina and currently operates 42 flights daily.
Con Korfiatis, CEO of flyadeal said: "Our agreement for the initial acquisition of eight aircraft from Airbus lays the foundation for establishing flyadeal as the de facto low-cost carrier in the Kingdom, and the airline of choice for those looking for affordable air travel options. Our continuous expansion is a matter of great pride and we feel blessed to be at the forefront of a new travel revolution in the Kingdom that lets everyone fly. We will continue to expand the fleet to meet the growing demand for low-cost travel in the Kingdom, and ensure that our Customers can Fly for Less."
flyadeal’s fleet is expected to increase to 11 by the end of the year, and up to 50 by 2023. The airline aims to rapidly increase seat capacity by inducting more aircraft so that it can expand its operations within Saudi Arabia and beyond. The airline’s recent success is emblematic of the new phase of the Kingdom’s growth plans and its future progress will contribute significantly to the development of various economic projects within the country.