Following the unveiling of Airbus’ A321XLR aircraft during last week’s Paris Air Show, flynas, a low-cost carrier based in Saudi Arabia, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the French aerospace manufacturer for 10 models of the new aeroplane.
Additionally, the carrier also announced plans to upsize 10 of the A320neo it currently has on order to the A321neo. To date, flynas operates a fleet of 30 A320ceo and two A320neo aircraft.
Beginning from 2023, the A321XLR will provide operators with a new long-range aircraft option capable of reaching 4,700nm. Equating to roughly 15% more range than the A32LR, the aircraft is also capable of achieving this range with 30% lower fuel burn per seat as compared to last generation competitor aircraft.
Following its founding back in 2007, flynas has continued to expand both the reach of its network and the size of its fleet. In 2018 alone, the low-cost carrier transported 6.6 million passengers on 60,000 domestic and international flights.