Flyadeal, the low-cost Saudi Arabian airline, has cancelled an order for 30 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
The deal, which included an additional option to purchase 20 more 737 Max aircraft, was worth $5.9bn at list prices.
On 21 December 2018, Flyadeal wrote: “The Boeing 737 MAX was selected after a thorough analysis of the safety and efficiency of the aircraft by cross-functional internal committees and aviation experts. Our commercial evaluation also confirmed the suitability of the aircraft for flyadeal’s future growth plans“.
Instead, flyadeal, which is controlled by state-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines, will operate a fleet of Airbus A320neo family planes, of which it ordered 30 with an option for 20 more.