Saudia receives Boeing 777-300ER extended range
Saudi Arabian Airlines takes delivery of first-of-its-kind Boeing plane
May 20, 2013
Boeing has delivered a 777-300ER extended range plane to Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), marking the latest milestone in its longstanding relationship with the airline and the kingdom.
The airplane, the first-of-its-type to be fitted with a three-class cabin configuration, was delivered to the airline at a ceremony in Washington.
The airline currently has a backlog of 21 Boeing airplanes on order, including 13 777s and eight 787 Dreamliners.
"This latest addition to our fleet will feature our distinctive first, business and guest class cabins, allowing us to offer a full range of services tailored to our passengers' specific needs," said Saudi Arabian deputy director general Abdul Aziz Al Hazmi.
"The Boeing 777-300ER, with its unrivalled fuel efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort, will form the backbone of our long-haul fleet, allowing the airline to launch direct flights to Los Angeles and Toronto.
The Boeing 777-300ER is the largest long-range twin-engine commercial airplane in the world, bringing efficiency and reliability to the long-range market.