Flyadeal: Everything You Need to Know About Saudi Arabia’s New Budget Carrier
Last Thursday, Saudi Arabia’s new budget carrier Flyadeal said in a statement that it will start flying next month!
Flyadeal is a subsidiary of the state-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines corporation.
As the kingdom seeks to expand air services to boost tourism in a radical overhaul of its oil-dependent economy; Flyadeal will operate a fleet of eight Airbus A320ceo aircraft and initially fly domestic routes before expanding in the Middle East.
Flyadeal chairman Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser said: “The launch is essential to contributing to the continued growth in air travel in Saudi Arabia and beyond.”
“Saudi Arabia has launched its Vision 2030; a strategic platform for the future development of the Kingdom where transportation and tourism are key pillars,” he added.
The airline said it will commence operations on Saudi National Day which lies on September 23.
“Saudi Arabia and the region at large has a very young and digitally savvy population, who has an increasing thirst for low fare travel domestically and across the region,” Con Korfiatis, Flyadeal CEO, said.