Riyadh Air and Saudia Airline each purchase 78 Boeing 787s
Mega deal with Boeing
Airlines in Saudi Arabia have signed a mega deal with Boeing to purchase a total of 78 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The purchase agreement is worth around $15.7 billion and was announced at the Dubai Airshow 2021.
The new deal will help renew and expand the airlines' fleet in Saudi Arabia as the company plans to continue growing in the coming years. The new Dreamliner aircraft will help bring the airlines' fleet up to date with the latest technology and improve the passenger experience.
Boeing 787 - multitude of benefits for airlines and passengers
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a highly efficient aircraft with state-of-the-art technology and offers a variety of benefits for airlines and passengers. The aircraft is lighter than conventional aircraft and therefore consumes less fuel, resulting in a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. The 787 also has a longer range than many other aircraft, allowing airlines to open up new routes and expand their network.
The 70 Dreamliner aircraft will be delivered in a variety of configurations, including the 787-9 and the larger 787-10. Saudi Arabian airlines plans to operate the new aircraft on various routes around the world, including long-haul flights to North and South America, Europe and Asia.
Cooperation with Saudia Airline and Riyadh Air
Commenting on the mega deal, Saudia Airline CEO Ibrahim Al-Omar said: "This purchase is an important step in our growth strategy and will help expand our network and services. We look forward to working with Boeing and adding these modern and efficient aircraft to our fleet."
There is also great excitement at Boeing about the mega-deal with the two airlines. "We are proud that Riyadh Air and Saudia have chosen the 787, and we look forward to helping them renew and expand their fleet," said Stanley Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
The mega-deal between Riyadh Air, Saudia and Boeing is an important step for these companies. Both airlines will be able to modernize and expand their fleets, while Boeing gains an important customer and expands its presence in the region.
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