Flyadeal receives first A320 from DAE, set to begin operations next month

Flyadeal receives first A320 from DAE, set to begin operations next month
Published: 27 August 2017 - 1 p.m.
By: Shayan Shakeel

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), has announced the delivery of an Airbus A320-200 aircraft to new customer, Flyadeal. The delivery took place at the Airbus delivery centre in Hamburg, Germany, and represents the first aircraft in the Flyadeal fleet.

Flyadeal is a subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Airlines group. The airline will offer low-cost travel options to leisure and business travellers and service destinations in the Middle-East and beyond. Flyadeal will begin flight operations in September 2017.

The Dubai-based lessor has agreed to lease eight Airbus A320 family aircraft to the new Saudi Arabian low cost airline. All aircraft will come equipped with CFM 56-5B4/3 PIP engines. These modern, fuel-efficient planes will be delivered in 2107 and 2018 and are part of a direct order DAE has with Airbus.

“DAE is pleased to welcome Flyadeal on-board as a new customer,” says DAE CEO, Firoz Tarapore. “This transaction demonstrates our capital strength and our ability to provide comprehensive solutions to airline clients. We look forward to working with the airline to fulfill its fleet ambitions going forward.”

Flyadeal CEO, Con Korfiatis, says: “Flyadeal has selected key partners from across the aviation industry to deliver services that provide the most economical solutions for Flyadeal’s low-fare, high value business model. Dubai Aerospace Enterprise’s long-standing presence in aviation solutions presented the ideal platform to build the new fleet for Flyadeal.”


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