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Saudi airline to buy 63 planes from Airbus and Boeing

Alhamdan: “The new agreements reinforces the national carrier’s strength and raises its operational efficiency.” | Aljasser: “In just two years SAUDIA has signed agreements to acquire 113 new aircraft. The new aircraft are 15 Boeing 777-300ER’s, 13 Boeing 787’s and 35 Airbus A320/A321neo’s. In an unprecedented move in the national carrier’s...

Airbus delivers world’s first A330-300 Regional to Saudi Arabian Airlines

Saudi Arabian Airlines, the national carrier of Saudi Arabia, has taken delivery of its first A330-300 Regional, making it the launch customer for this new member of the versatile and successful A330 family.The aircraft is the first of the 20 A330-300 Regional aircraft ordered at the 2015 Paris Airshow, and joins Saudi Arabian Airlines’ existing Airbus fleet of 12 A330-300s and 50 A320 Famil...

Flight makes emergency landing at Heathrow after passenger gives birth

A plane was diverted to Heathrow this morning after a woman gave birth mid-flight. An emergency was declared on the Boeing 777 while it was airborne above Northern Ireland, and the pilots were instructed to turn around and head to London. Photos have emerged on social media of airline staff holding a new-born baby inside the cabin, with the woman believed to have given birth before landing....

Saudia unveils plan for low-cost carrier

Saudi Arabian flag-carrier Saudia is to establish a new airline division for low-cost air transport in the kingdom. The plan has been disclosed by the airline’s director general, Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, during a ceremony in Jeddah which featured an Airbus A320neo test aircraft as a backdrop. Al-Jasser says the airline, branded Flyadeal, will begin operating in mid-2017....

Saudi launches VIP service

Saudia has announced its new VIP service, “Al Bayraq”, which will operate 12 flights a day between Jeddah and Riyadh in cooperation with Saudi Private Aviation, the Saudi Gazette reports. The announcement was made yesterday by Eng. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, director general of Saudia, where he stated the service will start in February.   “We have been steadily gro...