SaudiGulf Airlines Plans Fleet Of 35 A320 Family Aircraft, First Widebodies In 2022
SaudiGulf CEO Samer Majali discusses the airline’s expansion plans and the outlook for the overall Saudi Arabian market. SaudiGulf launched domestic services in late 2016 and international services in early 2018. It currently serves four domestic and one international destination with a fleet of four A320ceos. SaudiGulf plans to accelerate expansion in 2019 with six to eight A320neos/A321neos and plans to add a similar number of aircraft in 2020 and 2021. Mr Majali said SaudiGulf plans to eventually operate a fleet of 35 narrowbody aircraft and begin operating widebody aircraft in 2022. The widebody fleet is intended for thicker regional routes to slot constrained airports rather than long haul services.