The Saudi aeronautical group is reportedly on the verge of concluding an agreement to order one hundred and fifty aircraft. This news comes from Abdullah Al Shahrani, general director of communications and media affairs of the group, who confirmed the rumor. However, he did not reveal the name of the aircraft manufacturer, simply specifying that the new aircraft will be of the “narrow-body” type.
This potential order has significant implications for Saudia and its subsidiary Flyadeal and its activities.
While the choice of aircraft manufacturer remains a mystery, industry experts say major players such as Boeing and Airbus are likely in the running. These types of aircraft are typically used for short-haul flights and are known for their cost-effectiveness and versatility.
To recall, Saudi Arabia’s two airline operators currently operate a fleet of Airbus A320 family aircraft, which includes the A319, A320 and A321 models.