An order of fifty Airbus A320neo replaces a preexisting order of thirty Boeing 737 MAX.
On July 7th, the Saudi low-cost airline flyeadeal ordered thirty A320neos with options for a further twenty A320neos. The order follows the cancellation of an order for 30 Boeing 737 Max aircraft. This occurs a little time after FAA pilots discovered a new problem regarding Boeing 737 MAX’s MCAS .
The allocation of the new aircraft to flyadeal follows from the agreement for a total of 100 aircraft which flyadeal’s parent company — Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation (SAUDIA) — signed during the Paris Air Show in June this year. The subsidiary explains: “the additional aircraft are part of the dual brand strategy of SAUDIA where flyadeal serves the customer that is seeking Everyday Low Fares.”
This order will result in flyadeal operating an all-Airbus A320 fleet in the future. Deliveries of the A320neos aircraft will start in 2021.