LONDON – On February 21, it has been announced that CDB Aviation has delivered their first Airbus A320neo to the Saudi carrier Flynas.
This aircraft is the first of five Airbus A320neos that is due to be delivered to Flynas from CDB Aviation.
It was also handed over at Airbus’ manufacturing plant in Toulouse, France.
CDB Aviation’s Chief Marketing Officer, Peter Goodman says, “Our commercial team continues to address airlines requirements in all corners of the world, leveraging our platform’s leading market position and wide-ranging financing solutions to enhance their fleets and ramp up operations in the face of the progressing recovery across the global air transport industry.”
The new aircraft joins Flynas’ already existing fleet of 35 Airbus A320 aircraft, broken down as 15 Airbus A320ceo’s and 20 Airbus A320neo’s.
The airline is due to receive on top of this a further 67 Airbus A320neo’s, 10 Airbus A321XLR’s, and 4 Airbus A330-300’s.
The airline is primarily based out of Jeddah, King Abdulaziz International Airport and serves over 60 destinations across the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Patrick Hannigan, Chief Executive Officer, CDB Aviation added, “This latest edition of NEO aircraft to Flynas’ growing fleet advances its ambitious plans to expand the fleet and increase the scope of its offerings in line with the Vision 2030 program.”
“The Saudi market continues to bounce back strongly post-pandemic and Flynas will be well-positioned to take advantage of significant pent-up demand.”
The Saudi Vision 2030 program draws on Saudi Arabia’s National Intrinsic Strengths; Saudi Arabia is the land of the Two Holy Mosques which positions the Kingdom at the heart of the Arab and Islamic worlds.
Saudi Arabia is using its investment power to create a more diverse and sustainable economy.
The Kingdom is using its strategic location to build its role as an integral driver of international trade and to connect three continents: Africa, Asia, and Europe.
Including the above focus, Saudi Arabia is looking to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by 2060.