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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
Logo of Flyadeal.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
F3 FAD PURPLE
Founded2016
Commenced operations23 September 2017
Hubs
Fleet size11
Destinations8
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

FleetEdit

As of September 2019, flyadeal operates the following aircraft: [7][8]

flyadeal Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers
Economy
Notes
Airbus A320-200 11 186[9]
Airbus A320neo 30 TBA Further options for 20 aircraft
Total 11 30

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. Boeing attributed the decision to "scheduling requirements".[10][11]

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. ^ "Saudi Arabia's flyadeal secures its AOC". ch-aviation. 14 September 2017. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Flyadeal fleet details". 30 May 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  9. ^ "what we fly". flyadeal.com. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  10. ^ Kaminski-Morrow, David (2019-07-07). "Saudi carrier Flyadeal switches to A320neo from 737 Max". Flightglobal.com. Retrieved 2019-07-07.
  11. ^ "Boeing loses big order for 737 Max aircraft". 2019-07-07. Retrieved 2019-07-07.


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