Saudi Arabia’s leading low-cost airline, flynas, has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for 10 A321XLR aircraft.
The airline will also upsize 10 of the A320neo it currently has on order to the A321neo.
flynas currently operates a fleet of 30 A320ceo aircraft and two A320neo aircraft. Since its inception in 2007, the carrier has set ambitious growth plans to continuously develop its fleet in order to carry more passengers. In 2018 the airline carried around 6.6 million passengers on 60,000 domestic and international flights.
The A321XLR is the next evolutionary step from the A321LR, which responds to market needs for even more range and payload, creating more value for the airlines. From 2023, it will deliver an unprecedented Xtra Long Range of up to 4,700nm – 15 per cent more than the A321LR and with 30 per cent lower fuel burn per seat compared with previous generation competitor aircraft. This will enable operators to open new world-wide routes such as India to Europe or China to Australia, as well as further extending the Family’s non-stop reach on direct transatlantic flights between continental Europe and the Americas.