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KSA’s national airline Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has received a delivery of two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and a 777-300ER (Extended Range)
The 787 Dreamliner belongs to a family of commercial planes that brings big-jet ranges and speed to the middle of the market. A third Dreamliner will be delivered to Saudia within the next week. The airline had ordered eight 787-9s in 2010.
Saudia director-general Saleh bin Nasser al-Jasser said, “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.”
The airline will now have 48 Boeing airplanes in its fleet that currently include 777-200ERs, 777-300ERs and 747-400s. Over the last 55 years, Saudia has taken delivery of over 130 Boeing airplanes including 707s, 737s, MD-11Fs, DC-9s and MD90s.
Bahrain’s Gulf Air had recently restructured orders with Boeing, which included the 787s as well.