Saudi budget carrier Flynas signs deal for ten Airbus A321XLR

Flynas plans to open a hub in West Africa or the Balkans within five years to expand beyond the domestic market

Flynas order for 10 A321XLRs at the 2019 Dubai Airshow. Courtesy: Airbus

Riyadh-based budget carrier Flynas, which is looking to expand in the growing Saudi domestic market, has placed an order for ten Airbus A321XLR. 

“We are very pleased to announce a firm order of 10 A321 aircraft,” said Bandar al-Mohanna, the CEO of the airline, which is adding routes in South Asia and the Middle East.

“These 10 XLRs will expand the reach of Flynas network to much farther destinations with support of significantly longer flying range compared to the existing A320neo order, and therefore would help to add further support to the Vision 2030 of Saudi Arabia in increasing the number of religious pilgrims to 4 times the current level.”

Flynas also plans to open a hub in West Africa or the Balkans within five years to expand beyond the domestic market, its chief executive reportedly said earlier this year.

“Flynas is eager to add more long range aircraft in the future to further expand its wings in the international operations,” al-Mohanna added. 

Flynas currently operates over 1,200 flights weekly to 17 domestic destinations and 53 international destinations.

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