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Saudi's flynas to buy Airbus aircrafts worth USD 8.6 billion

Kingdom Holding Co, which owns a 34 percent stake in the airline, said flynas has finalised the “deal with Airbus for the purchase of new aircraft.”


By   |  Updated On : January 12, 2017 05:40 PM
Saudi's flynas to buy Airbus aircrafts worth USD 8.6 billion (file pics:Airbus crafts)

Saudi's flynas to buy Airbus aircrafts worth USD 8.6 billion (file pics:Airbus crafts)

Riyadh :  

Saudi low-cost carrier flynas has concluded an USD 8.6 billion purchase deal with Airbus, a major shareholder said on Thursday.

Kingdom Holding Co, which owns a 34 percent stake in the airline, said flynas has finalised the “deal with Airbus for the purchase of new aircraft.”

The statement gave no details of the number or type of planes that flynas will acquire.

The 10-year-old airline operates both domestic and international routes.

Riyadh-based Kingdom Holding is chaired and 95 percent owned by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.

It is a vast global investor with shares in the Euro Disney theme park, Apple, News Corporation and the US banking giant, Citigroup,

First Published: Thursday, January 12, 2017 05:34 PM



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