Flyadeal, the Kingdom’s new low fare airline, will start operation on Sept. 23, Saudi National Day.
The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) on Wednesday issued a Flyadeal Air Operator Certificate.

As Saudi Arabia looks to diversify away from hydrocarbons, it is expanding its air services to boost tourism. The kingdom recently announced the launch of a massive tourism project that will turn 50 islands and a string of sites on the Red Sea coast into luxury resorts. Recommended: Saudi Airlines offers a check-in and drop-off baggage facility in the Riyadh city terminal 

Flyadeal chairman Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser said the addition of Flyadeal to the Saudi aviation market will help meet the growing demand for low cost air travel and offer customers more choice. Related: Print your boarding pass from home and save time

Flyadeal will operate a fleet of eight Airbus A320ceo aircraft and will initially fly domestic routes before expanding to the Middle East. Earlier on Tuesday, Al-Qurayyat Airport received its first flyadeal test flight, a 186-seat Airbus A320. Read also: Prohibited items brought to Saudi Arabia 

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