Saudi Arabia announces order of up to 121 Boeing airplanes
Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday the order of up to 121 Boeing 787
airliners for two national carriers, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA)
reports citing Xinhua.
The newly-formed Riyadh Air said it will buy 39 Boeing 787
Dreamliners, with options to acquire 33 more.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) said it is set to buy
39 fuel-efficient 787-9 and 787-10 planes, with a further 10
Together, the agreements make up the fifth-largest commercial
order by value in Boeing’s history, said the Saudi embassy in the
The deals will support the kingdom’s goal of serving 330 million
passengers and attracting 100 million visits by 2030, it added.
Governor of the kingdom’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) and
Chairman of Riyadh Air Yasir Al-Rumayyan said the order reflects
the kingdom’s determination to extend connectivity with the
SAUDIA Chairman Saleh bin Nasser bin Al Al-Jasser, who also
serves as the minister of transport and logistics services, said
that the expansion to SAUDIA’s fleet supports the continuous growth
seen in the kingdom’s aviation sector.
Riyadh Air, fully owned by the PIF, was launched earlier this
week as a national carrier based in Riyadh.
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