flyadeal (Arabic: طيران أديل) is a Saudi low-cost airline based at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. It is owned by Saudi flag carrier Saudia. The airline began operation on 23 September 2017 serving domestic destinations.

flyadeal
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IATA ICAO Callsign
F3 FAD ADEAL
Founded2016
Commenced operations23 September 2017
Hubs
Fleet size18
Destinations11
Parent companySaudia
HeadquartersJeddah, Saudi Arabia
Websitewww.flyadeal.com

HistoryEdit

Saudia, the flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, announced the creation of flyadeal on 17 April 2016.[1][2][3] The venture is part of Saudia Group's SV2020 Transformation Strategy, which aims to elevate the group's units into world-class status by 2020. flyadeal targeted domestic travellers, Hajj and Umrah pilgrims and the rising number of tourists, among other groups.[4] The airline launched flights on 23 September 2017, linking Jeddah to Riyadh.[5]

DestinationsEdit

As of December 2021, flyadeal served the following destinations:[5]

FleetEdit

As of August 2021, flyadeal operates the following aircraft:[8][9]

flyadeal Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 11 186[10]
Airbus A320neo 7 23 186 Further options for 20 aircraft transferred from Saudia.[11]
Total 18 23

On 7 July 2019, flyadeal revealed its intention to order 30 Airbus A320neo aircraft with a further 20 options. flyadeal had previously committed to the Boeing 737 MAX but chose not to firm up its equivalent order of 30 aircraft and 20 options due to the Boeing 737 MAX groundings. Boeing attributed the decision to "scheduling requirements".[12][13]

In July 2021, it was stated that flyadeal will start taking delivery of A320neo later in the year, as part of an order for up to 50 aircraft. The low cost carrier's future plans call for a fleet of 100 aircraft.[14]

IncidentsEdit

On February 10 2021, a flyadeal Airbus A320 registered as "HZ-FAB" was reported damaged after a Houthi drone attack at Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia.[15] No one was reported injured and investigations are still ongoing. The aircraft was repaired, and returned to service. [16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Saudia Airlines announces launching flyadeal, a new low-cost carrier" (Press release). Arab Air Carriers Organization. 18 April 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Saudia launches low cost Flyadeal airline". Gulf News. Dubai. 18 April 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Saudia unveils new budget carrier, flyadeal". ch-aviation. 18 April 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  4. ^ Hanware, Khalil (19 April 2016). "Flyadeal's launch puts Saudia at higher altitude". Arab News. Jeddah. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Saudi Arabia's flyadeal commences operations". ch-aviation. 25 September 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  6. ^ "flyadeal plans Abha launch in Feb 2018". routesonline.com. 26 February 2018.
  7. ^ "flyadeal launches its third international destination from Riyadh to Cairo". www.zawya.com. Retrieved 2021-12-20.
  8. ^ "Airbus Orders & Deliveries". Airbus. 31 August 2021. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  9. ^ "Flyadeal fleet details". 9 August 2021. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  10. ^ "what we fly". flyadeal.com. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  11. ^ "Saudi Arabia's flyadeal takes first A320neo". ch-aviation. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  12. ^ Kaminski-Morrow, David (2019-07-07). "Saudi carrier Flyadeal switches to A320neo from 737 Max". Flightglobal.com. Retrieved 2019-07-07.
  13. ^ "Boeing loses big order for 737 Max aircraft". 2019-07-07. Retrieved 2019-07-07.
  14. ^ "2021: year of the real Deal?". 20 July 2021. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  15. ^ Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident Airbus A320-214 (WL) HZ-FAB Abha International Airport (OHB/OEAB)". aviation-safety.net. Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 2021-03-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. ^ "Yemen's Houthis say they carried out drone attack on Saudi airport". Reuters. 2021-02-10. Retrieved 2021-03-03.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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