The airline was first created in April 2016, and was set up and commenced operations in September 2017 with a flight from Jeddah to Riyadh. The airline prides themselves on being low-cost yet high-value, meaning they operate a different business model to sister company Saudia. Similarly, their flights are aimed to serve domestic travellers, those searching for Hajj or Umrah flights and of course the rising numbers of tourists visiting the country.
Flyadeal became the largest airline by seats to operate regional flights within Saudi Arabia in 2019.
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flyadeal has different baggage policies for carry-on and check baggage.
The baggage allowance for flyadeal passengers includes one piece of carry-on baggage weighing 7kg or less. Carry-on baggage should not exceed 55cm x 35cm x 25cm for dimensions. Passengers travelling with infants are also permitted to bring one personal item onto their flight as long as it is able to fit underneath the seat in front of them.
flyadeal's fly fares does not include free checked baggage allowance. Checked baggage can be booked via the flyadeal Manage Booking page.
Those passengers who have purchased a fly+ fare are able to check one bag with a maximum weight of 25kg. Passengers are encouraged to pre-pay for any extra baggage before arriving at the airport to avoid paying excess baggage fees at the airport.
flyadeal only offers 1 cabin class - Economy Class.
There is only one class of cabin onboard flyadeal planes; economy. However, passengers are able to personalise their experience based on where they choose to sit on the plane. This airline operates a low-cost business model, meaning that passengers only pay for what they want on board, including baggage services and food or drink.
With Flyadeal airlines, USB sockets are available to charge your electronic devices. Enjoy duty-free shopping and food/beverages which can be ordered during the flight.
Passengers can relax in comfortable and convenient seats, which are designed to maximise comfort while fulfilling the aim of the airline, which is to reduce costs for the customer. Seats are set out in a 3 x 3 configuration.
Certain seats have more legroom than others with an increased seat pitch of 38 inches in first row and super extra legroom seats, or 30 inches in rows 2 to 4. Passengers can select these to personalise their experience.
There is currently no premium economy cabin onboard flyadeal planes. Choose a seat with extra legroom for an increased comfort flying experience.
There are no business class facilities onboard this airline.
There is no first class cabin onboard this airline's planes.
One way that flyadeal are able to offer low-cost flights is by cutting out non-essentials of flying, such as providing an in-flight entertainment system. However, this does not mean that you have to go without entertainment. flyadeal allow passengers to bring their own devices on board and keep them charged with the USB ports in the seats. In addition, there are unique holders in every seat where you can securely place your phone or tablet and watch your own entertainment at comfortable viewing height.
flyadeal do not currently offer any type of WiFi service during the flight.
Passengers can easily buy food on board if they get hungry during their flight. There is a range of drinks and snacks available to purchase, or passengers can pre-order a meal at the time of booking, which includes the choice of hot and filling meals.
flyadeal offers online check in, however, if you're unable to check in online you can check in at the airport.
Flyadeal encourages passengers to arrive at least 90 minutes before departure when checking in at the airport. The flyadeal check-in desk closes 20 minutes before flight departure.
flyadeal do not yet operate any type of frequent flyer programme.
Despite it's parent company Saudia being a member of the SkyTeam alliance, flyadeal is not part of any Airline Alliance, and currently has no codeshare or interline agreements.
Find out about the different special services that flyadeal offers below
flyadeal offer rows in their cabin which are designed for women to have more privacy. These female-only seats are offered on a first-come, first-served basis wherever possible, but occasionally they may be used by other customers due to operational requirements.
Passengers can request a wheelchair service which will provide wheelchair assistance at the airport up to the door of the aircraft. Passengers can check-in their own manual folding wheelchair as hold luggage, for no additional fee.
Passengers are allowed to fly when pregnant up to and including their 32nd week of pregnancy. However if you are between 28-32 weeks pregnant, you must produce a medical form from your doctor.
Passengers with assistance dogs are allowed to travel with their companion, however, the passenger must phone the airline at least 14 days before the flight to arrange the assistance. There is no fee for this service, however the assistance dog must meet certain requirements.
Currently, flyadeal flies domestically within Saudi Arabia to the destinations in the table below, including Jizan, Tabuk, Dammam, Abha, Qassim, Riyadh, and Ta'if.
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This airport is one of the busiest airports in Saudi Arabia for both passenger and cargo flights. The airport is hub for Saudia and Flynas. Airlines that fly from and to King Abdulaziz International Airport include Aegean, Air Algerie, British Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Egypt Air, Sudan Airways, Flydubai, AlMasria Universal Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Royal Falcon and Turkish Airlines. NEOM Airlines, a new airline set to launch in 2024, will likely operate flights to and from this airport.
flyadeal currently (correct of November 2019) has a fleet consisting of all Airbus A320-200 aircraft, three of which are on a short-term lease from Vueling. In July 2019, the airline announced that they are ordering 30 Airbus A320neo, details of which are yet to be announced.
21st June 2020
Saudia's low-cost subsidiary, Flyadeal, became the largest airline in the region by seats in 2019. The airline recorded a capacity growth of 78.1 percent. Located between the major cities of Europe in the northwest, low cost carriers have boomed in the region in recent years.
29th June 2018
The Saudi Arabian airline, Flyadeal, is looking towards a future of regional routes with its strong low-cost growth plan. The company has announced intentions to expand its fleet by 8-10 aircraft every year as it sets its eyes on international flights, as well as low-cost regional options. The airline, which launched operations in September 2017, currently has eight leased Airbus A320 aircraft in its fleet and expects to receive three more before the end of this year. There are rumours that Flyadeal is in talks over a possible 50 new aircraft in the next 5 years.