Middle East carriers are constantly growing and it’s not just about the usual long-haul Emirates, Qatar or Etihad anymore, domestic demand is on growth in the Middle East.
Saudia subsidiary Flyadeal and Boeing today announced a deal for up to 50 Boeing 737 MAX jets, which consists of 30 orders and 20 options. The deal is valued at up to 5.9$ billion at list prices.
The Saudi-Arabian carrier previously was an all-Airbus operator which started operations in September 2017.
flyadeal selected the 737 MAX 8 which has capacity for 189 passengers in a one-class configuration. Compared to flyadeal’s current fleet of A320s, the MAX 8 carries 12 more passengers and provides 8 percent lower operating costs per seat.
Based in Jeddah, flyadeal offers flights to eight domestic destinations including Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Qassim, Tabuk, Gizan, Madinah and Abha.
The main competitor of Flyadeal is Flynas.