Saudi Arabia Airlines receives two new Boeings

Published April 29th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

Saudi Arabian Airlines has taken delivery of a new Boeing 777-200ER and a 747-400, bringing the total number of Boeing aircraft in its fleet to 106. 


The two aircraft were received as part of a seven billion dollar contract signed in 1995, when Saudi Arabian Airlines contracted for 61 Boeing airplanes. The first contract delivery was made in December 1997, and the airline is on schedule to receive the last airplane through the contract, a Boeing 777-200ER, in July 2001.  


"We are proud of our partnership with Saudi Arabian Airlines," said Doug Groseclose, vice president of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "Their plan for building a fleet of 61 airplanes with four different models in less than four years is a remarkable achievement."  


With these latest airplane additions, the Saudi Arabian Airlines' new fleet now includes 22 777-200ERs, five 747-400s, four MD-11Fs, and 29 MD-90s. — (Albawaba-MEBG)

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