Toulouse – France, 28 July 2021 – Flyadeal, the low-cost Jeddah-based airline owned by Saudi Arabian Airlines, has taken delivery of its third A320neo aircraft and signed a long-term Flight Hour Services (FHS) agreement to support its A320 fleet. The agreement includes the 1000th aircraft supported by Airbus Flight Hour Services.
The carrier will benefit from integrated material services including spare pool access, on-site-stock at the main base and components engineering and repairs. Through the FHS contract, Airbus will guarantee spare parts availability, contributing to securing aircrafts technical performance.
The new aircraft is the first out of 65 A320neo family aircraft ordered by the Saudi Arabian Airline at the Paris Airshow 2019 and will join Flyadeal’s all Airbus fleet of 2 A320neos and 11 A320ceos.
Powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, the A320neo will offer Flyadeal outstanding operational, economic and environmental performance.
Flyadeal’s A320neo is configured with 186 seats in a comfortable all economy class layout. Passengers onboard the aircraft will benefit from the widest cabin of any single-aisle aircraft in the sky, as well as the latest cabin feature and in-flight entertainment system.
Mikail Houari, President of Airbus Africa & Middle East, said: “The A320neo is the ideal aircraft for Flyadeal to grow and expand its domestic and regional network. Demonstrating the operational flexibility of the A320neo, the aircraft will allow the airline to efficiently enhance its operations to additional networks and foster closer links with countries across the region and beyond.”
Signing an FHS agreement with Flyadeal is an important milestone for Airbus as it is the first FHS contract in the (Kingdom of) Saudi Arabia with such a major airline. We are very happy to celebrate the 1,000th Airbus aircraft covered by FHS thanks to the Flyadeal fleet. This agreement reaffirms our commitment to supporting Saudi Arabia’s aviation sector.
Mikail Houari, President of Airbus Africa & Middle East
Airbus has finalised 11 Flight Hour Services contracts with operators worldwide over the last six months. The latest contract agreements demonstrate the continued interest in Airbus’s integrated maintenance service, proving more relevant than ever in post-crisis times when airlines need to carefully monitor their costs and contain investments.