The largest Aircraft Deal signed in the Saudi Aviation

Saudi Group announced the largest aircraft deal in Saudi aviation history with Airbus at the Future Aviation Forum 2024. The deal includes 105 confirmed aircraft, significant for the Saudi aviation industry and the MENA region. The ceremony was attended by dignitaries, country ambassadors, and industry experts.

Saudia Group has signed a deal to acquire A320neo and A321neo aircraft, which will be distributed between Saudia and Fly Deal, its low-cost carrier. The acquisition aligns with Saudi Vision 2030’s objectives to connect the world with the Kingdom, increase guest capacity, attract 150 million visits, and increase Umrah pilgrim capacity.

Saudia Aircraft is introducing modern A320 family aircraft with spacious cabins, stylish interiors, and advanced amenities. These aircraft are fuel-efficient, emitting 20% less carbon emissions. Saudia Technic, the company’s MRO arm, will provide comprehensive maintenance services, especially with the completion of the MRO Village.

H.E. Engr. Ibrahim Al-Omar, Director General of Saudia Group, said: “Saudia has ambitious operational objectives to meet growing demand. We are increasing flights and seat capacity across our existing 100+ destinations on four continents, with plans for further expansion. The progress of Saudi Vision 2030 is attracting more visits, tourists, entrepreneurs, and pilgrims each year. This motivated our decision to secure this significant deal, which will create jobs, increase local content, and contribute to the national economy.” 

Saudia has invested in guest experience with a first-of-its-kind AI-powered ‘Travel Companion’ transforming business class cabins into luxurious suites and flat beds and offering high-speed in-flight connectivity and high-definition screens.