Saudi Arabia’s low-cost airline Flyna has placed an order for ten Airbus A321XLR at the 2019 Dubai Airshow. The agreement was signed between Bandar Almohanna, flynas Chief Executive Officer and Christian Scherer Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.
“Flynas is pleased to announce a firm order of 10 x A321XLR, which will increase the total number of its firm order of A320 family aircraft type to 90 aircraft at list price worth 10 USD 10 billion. These 10 XLRs will expand the reach of flynas network to much farther destinations with support of significantly longer flying range compared to the existing A320neo order, and therefore would help to add further support to the Vision 2030 of Saudi Arabia in increasing the number of Religious pilgrims to 4 times the current level, flynas has been the first airline to launch A320neo in Saudi Arabia, with already 4 aircraft delivered in last 12 months.” Said Bandar Almohanna, flynas Chief Executive Officer.
The aircraft provides a range of up to 4,700 nautical miles in a two-class layout, and seats 244 passengers in a single class layout. Airbus says that they offer improved environmental performance, with 20% lower fuel burn per seat and 5,000 tons less carbon dioxide emitted.
Flynas presently functions over 1,200 flights weekly to 17 domestic destinations and 53 international destinations.