Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) recently enhanced its fleet with the triple delivery of two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and a 777-300ER (Extended Range).
Within the next week, the Saudi airline will welcome a third Dreamliner – the airline ordered eight 787-9s in 2010.
Expressing excitement on the news was director-general, Saudia, HE Eng. Saleh bin Nasser al-Jasser: “The delivery of our first Dreamliners marks yet another exciting chapter in Saudia’s long-standing relationship with Boeing that began in the early 1960s.
“With its reputation for reliability, operational efficiency and comfort, we now look forward to the 787 becoming an integral addition to Saudia’s fleet as we continue our fleet modernisation and expansion as part of our transformation plans.”
Also commenting was president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airlines, Ray Conner: “This delivery to Saudia is an outstanding moment in a partnership that has grown phenomenally over the last several decades. We are proud not only to have Saudia join our growing base of 787 customers in the Middle East, but also at the airline’s continued confidence in Boeing’s technology and aeroplanes over the years.”