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Riyadh Air and Saudia to Purchase 78 Boeing 787 Dreamliner Aircraft

Riyadh Air and Saudia have recently reached agreements to purchase 78 Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes to support Saudi Arabia’s expanding aviation plans. The order could reach as many as 121 planes with options and constitutes the fifth largest by commercial value in Boeing’s history.

The deal between Riyadh Air, Saudia and Boeing is a significant one for all parties involved. For Riyadh Air and Saudia, it represents a major investment in their fleet expansion and modernization efforts. For Boeing, it represents a significant boost to their sales of the popular 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Saudi Arabia has ambitious plans for its aviation industry. The country aims to become a global aviation hub and has been investing heavily in its airports and airlines to achieve this goal. The purchase of these new aircraft will help support this vision by providing Riyadh Air and Saudia with modern, fuel-efficient planes that can serve destinations around the world.

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Riyadh Air is a relatively new airline that was formally revealed as Saudi Arabia’s new national airline in late 2022. The airline aims to serve both domestic and international destinations and will play a key role in Saudi Arabia’s plans to become a global aviation hub.

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Saudia, on the other hand, is Saudi Arabia’s flag carrier airline and has been operating since the 1940s. The airline serves destinations across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. With this new order of Boeing 787 Dreamliners, Saudia will be able to continue expanding its route network while also modernizing its fleet.

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The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a long-range, mid-size wide-body, twin-engine jet airliner. Its variants seat 242 to 330 passengers in typical two-class seating configurations. It is the first airliner with an airframe constructed primarily of composite materials.

In conclusion, Riyadh Air’s recent deal with Boeing for the purchase of up to 121 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft represents a significant investment in Saudi Arabia’s aviation industry. It will help support the country’s ambitious plans to become a global aviation hub while also providing Riyadh Air and Saudia with modern aircraft that can serve destinations around the world.

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