Saudia plans 70-aircraft order
Reuters is reporting that Saudia is in talks with both Airbus and Boeing to order up to 70 new aircraft. According to the news-outlet the airline is considering ordering A321neos, B787s and B777Xs. The breakdown of the order is, however, currently unknown.
Saudia has so far taken delivery of thirteen B787-9s and five B787-10s, but has so far not taken delivery of any of the 65 A320neo-family aircraft it has on (30 A320neos, 30 A321neos). It's unclear if the A321neo order are additional ones, or a change into another variant of the A321neo, like the LR or XLR.
In total, Saudia's fleet consists of 159 aircraft: 46 A320s, fifteen A321s, 32 A330-300s, seven B747-400(F)s, two B747-8Fs, 35 B777-300ERs, four B777Fs, thirteen B787-9s and five B787-10s.
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