Monday, 4 May 2015

100 New Aircraft for Saudi Arabian Airlines

The board of Saudi Arabian Airlines will purchase 100 new aircraft from Airbus and Boeing in line with its five year plan from 2015-2020.  Saudi Arabian Airlines Director General Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser said recently the plan is meant to strengthen operational efficiency as part of the continuous modernization of the fleet.

Previously Saudia ordered 90 state-of-the-art aircraft from Boeing and Airbus and all but 12 of them have not been delivered, according to local media sources.  Growing domestic passenger requirements and the expansion of the airline’s international operations make this purchase necessary.