Flynas' deal with Airbus will also see upgrade of 10 aircraft already on order
Flynas, Saudi Arabia’s first low-cost airline, has signed a $2.4 billion with Airbus for 10 A321XLR aircraft.
As part of the memorandum of understanding (MoU), the airline will also upsize 10 of the A320neo it currently has on order to the A321neo.
The A321XLR is the step up from the A321LR which responds to market needs for even more range and payload, creating more value for airlines.
From 2023, the A321XLR will deliver an xtra long range of up to 4,700nm – 15 percent more than the A321LR and with 30 percent lower fuel burn per seat compared with previous generation competitor aircraft.
This will enable operators to open new world-wide routes such as India to Europe or China to Australia, as well as further extending the non-stop reach on direct transatlantic flights between continental Europe and the Americas.
The A320neo and its derivative aircraft family members are the world’s best-selling single aisle aircraft with over 6,500 orders from more than 100 customers.
Founded in 2007, Flynas operates a fleet of 30 A320ceos and two A320neos.
In 2018 the airline carried around 6.6 million passengers on 60,000 domestic and international flights.