SaudiGulf Airlines to add 10 Airbus A320neo aircraft

posted on 19th November 2018 by Justin Burns
SaudiGulf Airlines to add 10 Airbus A320neo aircraft

SaudiGulf Airlines has signed an agreement to purchase 10 Airbus A320neo aircraft.

The commitment was announced on Thursday (15 November) at the Bahrain International Airshow.

SaudiGulf Airlines currently operate a fleet of six A320 aircraft from their hub in Dammam. The carrier commenced operations in 2016 serving domestic destinations across the Kingdom prior to expanding to international routes.

In October 2018 the airline launched its second international destination with flights to four destinations in Pakistan.

Al-Qahtani Aviation and SaudiGulf Airlines chairman, Sheikh Tariq Abdulhadi Al Qahtani said: “As a premium service boutique airline we are excited to be adding the A320neo to our fleet. This expansion is in keeping with our intention to see the Saudi aviation sector continue to develop and grow in support of the Saudi Vision 2030.”

SaudiGulf Airlines president and chief executive officer, Samer Majali added the A320neo represents a “natural evolution” of the carrier’s current fleet of A320 aircraft and will contribute “significantly” to network expansion in the region as well as internationally.