Tag: Saudi Arabia

Watch The First Flight of Saudi Arabia’s AN-132 Military Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute After conducting all its ground tests, the Saudi-Ukrainian military aircraft Antonov AN-132 completed its first flight. The AN-132 was first launched last December. Video of the aircraft’s first flight showed Antonov AN-132’s first maneuvers in Ukraine under the supervision of an engineering committee from the Saudi and Ukrainian sides. The aircraft was jointly developed by […]

Saudi Arabia Approves Sites for Two New Airports

Reading Time: 1 minute The Saudi government has approved two prime locations – Sudair City for Industry and Businesses and Riyadh-Hawtat Rani Tamim Road – for its upcoming airport projects, said a report. Riyadh Governor Prince Faisal bin Bandar has endorsed recommendations regarding the locations of two domestic airports to be built in the northern and southeastern clusters of […]

Flynas Orders 60 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes Flynas, Saudi Arabia’s leading low-cost carrier, has signed an agreement with Airbus for 60 A320neo Family aircraft. In addition to the 60 aircraft, Flynas has converted 20 A320ceo from a previous order to A320neo bringing the airline’s total firm order to 80 A320neo. The deliveries are scheduled to take place during 2018-2026. The agreement was […]

Long Wait is Over as SaudiGulf Begins Operations

Reading Time: 2 minutes SaudiGulf Airlines – the first of the new airlines to have been awarded the licence to operate domestic routes in Saudi Arabia – has finally begun its operations with flights from its base in Damman to Riyadh. The first flight yesterday followed a special commemoration at the Damman Airport. Tariq Bin Abdelhadi Al Qahtani, chairman […]

Singapore’s SATS Ltd to build $29M Cargo Facility at Saudi’s KFIA

Reading Time: 2 minutes Singapore’s biggest ground handler at Changi Airport, SATS, is investing about SR108 million to build new air cargo facilities at King Fahd International Airport (KFIA) in Dammam. The move is part of an ambitious plan to expand SATS reach in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, said top Singapore officials while speaking to Arab News […]

Uber of Private Jets Raises Funds From Saudi Royal Family

Reading Time: 2 minutes Private air travel is getting the Uber treatment with some of the industry’s biggest customers – members of the Saudi Royal family – investing $26.1 million in a company that lets users book private jets from a smartphone. Most private aircraft aren’t used that much, JetSmarter founder Sergey Petrossov, a Russian-born Florida resident, said in […]