RIYADH - Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the flag carrier of the kingdom, said it has taken delivery of two new A320 aircrafts (both narrow and widebody) this week.
The Saudi airline, has for the last three years been consistently adding new aircraft to its fleet, acquiring the latest aircraft types to meet its expansion plans. With this purchase, its Airbus fleet strength has risen to 23.
The Airbus A320 family, A330s as well as Boeing 777s and 787 Dreamliners are all currently in Saudia's fleet mix.
Following this move, the Saudi national carrier would have inducted 10 A320s and two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners so far this year, bringing the main airline fleet to a total of 148 aircraft.
Currently in its 73rd year of operations, Saudia
is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Arab Air Carriers Organization.
Saudia joined the Skyteam alliance in 2012 and is one of 20 member airlines. The airline has 11 codeshare partners including: Garuda Indonesia, China Southern Airlines, Air France, Royal Air Maroc, Alitalia, Korean Airlines, KLM, Middle East Airlines, Aeroflot, Air Europa and Oman Air.
At the 2017 Skytrax Awards held at the Paris Air Show, Saudia was awarded “World’s Most Improved Airline” of the year.
The award recognises an airline’s growth and improvement across a number of categories, in a single year, he added.-TradeArabia News Service © TradeArabia 2018