Saudia has announced plans to order up to 49 Boeing 787 Dreamliner to boost its global operations. The announcement includes deals for the 787-9 and 787-10. In addition, should the airline wish to activate options, it has ten further available.
The agreement ties in with Riyhad Air, who have also announced plans to launch an all-Boeing fleet. Saudi Arabia has strong ambitions for the future. This includes becoming a global super hub comparable to the likes of Dubai. The new order for aircraft from SAUDIA further confirms those ambitions.
For its long-haul network, the airline already flies the 777-300ER alongside the 787. The Dreamliner’s range and capabilities will allow the airline to expand its route network and put high-performance jets on existing ones.
Adding to its 787 Dreamliner fleet will enable SAUDIA to expand its long-haul service with outstanding range, capacity and efficiency. After more than 75 years of partnership, we are honored by SAUDIA’s confidence in Boeing products and will continue to support Saudi Arabia’s goal to expand sustainable air travel.Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.