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Saudia Group Places Firm Order for 105 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

Saudia Group, including Saudia, the national flag carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the new low-cost carrier flyadeal, has placed a firm order for 105 Airbus A320neo aircraft, including 12 A320neos and 93 A321neos.


Saudia Places Firm Order for 105 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft on Monday, May 20, 2024 - Courtesy Airbus

On Monday (May 20, 2024), Airbus announced that Saudia Group, parent company of Saudia, the national flag carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the new low-cost carrier (LCC) flyadeal, has placed a firm order for 105 Airbus A320neo family aircraft.  The new order includes 12 A320neos and 93 A321neos, expanding the Group’s Airbus order backlog to 144 A320neo Family jets.  Announced at the Future Aviation Forum in Riyadh, the agreement was witnessed by H.E. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, Minister of Transport and Logistic Services of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, H.E. Engr. Ibrahim Al-Omar, Director General of Saudia Group, and Benoît de Saint-Exupéry, Airbus’ EVP Sales – Commercial Aircraft.


In Monday’s announcement, Saudia Group’s Director General, H.E. Engr. Ibrahim Al-Omar, said,


“Saudia has ambitious operational objectives to meet growing demand.  We are increasing flights and seat capacity across our existing 100+ destinations on four continents, with plans for further expansion.  The progress of Saudi Vision 2030 is attracting more visits, tourists, entrepreneurs, and pilgrims each year.  This motivated our decision to secure this significant deal, which will create jobs, increase local content, and contribute to the national economy.”


Also commenting on the order, Airbus’ EVP Sales – Commercial Aircraft, Benoît de Saint-Exupéry, added,


“The new additions of the A320neo family aircraft will play a vital role in contributing to Saudi Arabia’ ambitious Vision 2030 plan.  It will enable Saudia Group’s strategy to advance the Kingdom’s aviation capabilities while enabling both airlines to benefit from the A320neo Family’s exceptional efficiency, superior economics, highest level of passenger comfort as well as lower fuel-burn and emissions.”


The Airbus A320 Family is the most popular single-aisle aircraft worldwide, having won more than 18,000 orders from over 300 customers in all markets.  The largest member of the A320neo Family, the A321neo incorporates new generation engines and advanced Sharklets to deliver a 50 percent noise reduction and at least 20 percent in fuel savings compared to previous generation single-aisle aircraft.  Like all Airbus aircraft, the A320neo Family can already operate with up to 50 percent SAF, and Airbus plans on all of their aircraft to be capable of operating with up to 100 percent SAF by 2030.


 

Source: Airbus

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