Saudi Airlines Fleet Expansion: New Horizon in Aviation
The Saudi airlines is set to witness a significant expansion as key players in the industry announce plans. Eventually, this will increase their aircraft fleet. This move aligns with the country’s broader economic diversification and growth strategy.
Saudi Airlines Fleet Expansion: Boosting Capacity
Saudi Airlines Group plans to order about 150 narrow-bodied aircraft for its flagship Saudia Airline and its low-cost arm Flyadeal. Certainly, this decision will significantly increase Saudia Airlines’ current fleet, enhancing its capacity to meet the growing demand for air travel.
NAS: Aiming for a Massive Fleet
Also, Saudi discount airline Flynas has firmed up an order for 30 more Airbus A320neo family aircraft. Thus, the airline’s total order with Airbus reached to 120 A320neo aircraft. Flynas currently operates a fleet of 49 aircraft and has plans to expand its fleet to 250, aiming to become the biggest low-cost airline in the Middle East.
The Saudi airlines “Flyadeal”: Steady Growth
Flyadeal currently has a fleet of 22 aircraft, comprising 11 A320 Neos and 11 A320 Ceos. The airline has announced plans to expand its international network and expects to carry six to seven million passengers in 2022, up from just over four million in 2021. Accordingly, this expansion indicates a positive outlook for Flyadeal’s growth.
Riyadh Air: New Entrant with Big Plans
The newly formed Riyadh Air has placed a firm order for 39 Boeing 787-9s, with options for further 33 of these jets. Additionally, there’s an anticipation of another aircraft order with Boeing soon, potentially including a Boeing 737 MAX order to build its regional network.