(RTTNews.com) - Boeing ( BA ) announced that flyadeal, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Airlines, ordered 30 737 MAX airplanes with options for 20 more in a deal that would be valued at up to $5.9 billion at list price. Based in Jeddah, flyadeal offers flights to eight domestic destinations including Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam.
flyadeal selected the 737 MAX 8 which has capacity for 189 passengers in a one-class configuration. Compared to flyadeal's current fleet of A320s, the MAX 8 carries 12 more passengers and provides 8 percent lower operating costs per seat.
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