SaudiGulf Airlines' owner Al-Qahtani Aviation has inked an agreement to buy 10 Airbus A320neo family aircraft. The deal was announced at this week’s Bahrain International Air Show.

The Saudi Arabian carrier operates a fleet of six A320 aircraft from its hub in Dammam.

The full-service airline began operations in 2016, serving domestic destinations and expanded to international routes in March 2018 with service between Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Dubai. In October, the airline launched its second international destination with flights to four destinations in Pakistan. 

In February 2018, SaudiGulf obtained regulatory approval to activate Wi-Fi services on domestic and international flights.

Al-Qahtani Aviation and SaudiGulf Airlines chairman Tariq Abdulhadi Al Qahtani said the expansion is “keeping with our intention to see the Saudi aviation sector continue to develop and grow in support of the Saudi Vision 2030.” 

Linda Blachly