SaudiGulf Airlines’ owner Al-Qahtani Aviation has singed a purchase agreement for 10 Airbus A320neo on Thursday.
The order is worth up to USD $1.1 billion, according to list prices. A delivery time for the aircraft has not been mentioned.
Samer Majali, President and CEO of the airline, says the order will help the carrier to boost its domestic and international network.
SaudiGulf Airlines is based in Dammam and currently operates four Airbus A320ceo aircraft, while also having 16 A220-300 on order.
Founded in 2016, SaudiGulf is Saudi Arabia’s third airline serving international destinations, following flag carrier Saudia and low-cost carrier Flynas. Along with domestic connections, it flies to destinations in Pakistan and the United Arabian Emirates.
Competitor Flynas recently took delivery of its first Airbus A320neo and became the first airline in the country to operate this aircraft type.
Jakob Wert is an aviation journalist from Germany. He built up the website IFN.news and is the Editor-In-Chief of International Flight Network.