Saudi Arabian Airlines recorded an all-time high of 13.5 million passengers in the year 2000, the airline reported, having added two new Boeing planes to its fleet. The airline’s director general, Khaled Abdullah Ben Bakr, said that 250,000 tons of goods were transported during this time.
According to a report in Saudi Arabia News , Khaled noted that the airline had received two Boeing planes — one a 47-400 and the other, a 777-200 — as part of a $7.5 billion deal signed in 1996 with Boeing and McDonnell Douglas for the delivery of 61 aircraft.
Saudi Arabian Airlines, which registered more than three billion dollars in revenues for 1999 and has a 129-strong fleet, is the largest airline operating in the Middle East, Africa and south Asia. — (Albawaba-MEBG)
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