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Jan 13, 2017 10:40 AM IST IST | Source: PTI

Saudi airline flynas in $8.6 bn Airbus deal: Shareholder

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.

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

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, among others.

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