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Encyclopedia > Saudi Arabian Airlines
Saudi Arabian Airlines
IATA
SV
ICAO
SVA
Callsign
SAUDIA
Founded 1945
Hubs Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport
Riyadh-King Khalid International Airport
Dammam-King Fahd International Airport
Frequent flyer program Alfursan
Fleet size 117
Destinations 76
Parent company N/A (owned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
Headquarters Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Key people HRH Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz (CEO). Khalid Abdullah Almolhem (Director General)
Website: http://www.saudiairlines.com
Boeing 777-200ER
Boeing 777-200ER

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Arabic: الخطوط الجوية العربية السعودية) is the national airline of Saudi Arabia, based in Jeddah. It operates domestic and international scheduled flights to over 70 destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Domestic and international charter flights are operated, mostly during Ramadan and the Hajj season. The airline's main operational base is at Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED). Other major hubs are Riyadh-King Khalid International Airport (RUH), and Dammam-King Fahd International Airport (DMM). The new Dammam airport was opened for commercial use on 28 November 1999. Dhahran International Airport in use until then, has reverted back to being used as a military base. Saudi Arabian Airlines is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 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History

When US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt presented a Douglas DC-3 as a gift to King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud in 1945, the event began the Kingdom's civil aviation development. Saudi Arabian Airlines was founded in September 1946 as a fully owned government agency under the control of the Ministry of Defense, with TWA running the airline under a management contract. Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), 32nd President of the United States, the longest-serving holder of the office and the only man to be elected President more than twice, was one of the central figures of 20th century history. ... The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing, propeller-driven aircraft, which revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s and is generally regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made (also see Boeing 707 and Boeing 747). ... `Abd al-`AzÄ«z Ä€l Sa`Å«d (November 26 (?), 1880 - November 9, 1953) (Arabic: عبدالعزيز آل سعود) was the first monarch of Saudi Arabia. ... The Twa, also known as Batwa, are a pygmy people who were the oldest recorded inhabitants of the Great Lakes region of central Africa. ...


From the beginning, Jeddah-Kandara airport - very near the town centre - served as the flag carrier's main base. Among the airline's early operations was a special flight from Lydda in Palestine, a British Mandate at that time, to carry Hajj pilgrims to Jeddah. The airline used five DC-3 aircraft to launch scheduled operations on the Jeddah-Riyadh-Hofuf-Dhahran route in March 1947, followed by its first international service between Jeddah and Cairo in the same month. Service to Damascus and Beirut followed in early 1948. , Nickname: Location of Jeddah Coordinates: , Country Province Established 500+ BC Joint Saudi Arabia 1925 Government  - Mayor Adil Faqeeh  - City Governor Mishal Al-Saud  - Provincial Governor Khalid al Faisal Area  - Urban 1,320 km² (509. ... Lod (Hebrew לוד; Arabic اللد al-Ludd, Greco-Latin Lydda) is a city in the Center District of Israel in Israel. ... A 2003 satellite image of the region. ... Flag The approximate borders of the British Mandate circa 1922. ... For other uses, see Damascus (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Lebanese city. ...


In 1949, the first of five Bristol 170s was received. These aircraft offered the airline the flexibility of carrying both passengers and cargo. The Bristol Freighter (Bristol Type 170) was an aircraft conceived by Wing Commander Taffy Powel who opened a fascinating and innovative chapter in British aviation. ...


The slow but steady growth continued during the 1950s and services were inaugurated to Istanbul, Karachi, Amman, Kuwait City, Asmara, and Port Sudan. The fleet also saw a small growth during the 1950s, with five DC-4s and ten Convair 340s, the first pressurized aircraft for the airline. In 1959, the airline's first maintenance center was inaugurated in Jeddah. Also during this decade, the very important air link between Jeddah and Riyadh saw improved. Istanbul (Turkish: , Greek: , historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see other names) is Turkeys most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. ...   (Sindhi: , Urdu: ) is the largest city in Pakistan and is the provincial capital of Sindh province. ... For other meanings, see Amman (disambiguation) and Ammann. ... Kuwait City Kuwait City (also Al-Kuwait - الكويت), population 32,403 (2005 Census), is the capital of the emirate of Kuwait and part of the Al-Asimah governorate. ... Asmara (English) (Geez: አሥመራ Asmera, formerly known as Asmera, or in Arabic: Asmaraa) is the capital city and largest settlement in Eritrea, home to a population of around 579,000 people. ... Location of Port Sudan Port Sudan (Arabic: ‎) is the capital of the state of Red Sea in Sudan and has nearly 475,000 residents. ... The designation DC-4 was used by Douglas Aircraft Company when developing the DC-4E as a large, four-engined type to complement its forthcoming DC-3 design. ... The Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation, universally known as Convair, was the result of a 1943 merger between Consolidated Aircraft and Vultee Aircraft, resulting in a leading aircraft manufacturer of the United States. ...

Saudi Arabian Airline's Main building in Jeddah
Saudi Arabian Airline's Main building in Jeddah

In 1962, the airline took delivery of two Boeing 720s, making history by becoming the first Middle Eastern airline to fly jets. On 19 February 1963, the airline became a registered company, with King Faisal of Saudi Arabia signing the papers that declared Saudi Arabian a fully independent company. DC-6s and Boeing 707s were later bought, and the airline joined AACO, the Arab Air Carriers Organization. Services were started to Sharjah, Tehran, Khartoum, Bombay, Tripoli, Tunis, Rabat, Geneva, Frankfurt, and London. Image File history File links New-jed-11. ... Image File history File links New-jed-11. ... , Nickname: Location of Jeddah Coordinates: , Country Province Established 500+ BC Joint Saudi Arabia 1925 Government  - Mayor Adil Faqeeh  - City Governor Mishal Al-Saud  - Provincial Governor Khalid al Faisal Area  - Urban 1,320 km² (509. ... Pan Am 707 The Boeing 707 is a four engined commercial passenger jet aircraft developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... King Faisal Faisal bin Abdul Aziz (1906—March 25, 1975) was King of Saudi Arabia from 1964 to 1975. ... The Douglas DC-6 is an aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1946 to 1959. ... The Boeing 707 is an American four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ... The Arab Air Carriers Organization (Arabic: الإتحاد العربي للنقل الجوي) is a regional airline alliance of Arab airlines established in 1965 by the League of Arab States (more commonly known as the Arab League). ... The Arab Air Carriers Organization (Arabic: الإتحاد العربي للنقل الجوي) is a regional airline trade organization of Arab airlines established in 1965 by the League of Arab States (more commonly known as the Arab League). ... Sharjah Central Souq - Shopping Mall The flag of Sharjah The Emirate of Sharjah (Arabic: الشارقة ash-shaariqah) is a small Country that extends along approximately 16 kilometres of the United Arab Emiratess Persian Gulf coastline and for more than 80 kilometres into the interior. ... For other uses, see Tehran (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Khartoums location in Sudan Coordinates: , Government  - Governor Abdul Halim al Mutafi Population (2005)  - Urban Over 1 Million For other uses, see Khartoum (disambiguation). ... This article or section should be merged with Mumbai Mumbai (previously known as Bombay) is the worlds most populous conurbation, and is the sixth most populous agglomeration in the world. ... Tripoli (Arabic: طرابلس Tarābulus) is the capital city of Libya. ... Mausoleum of Mohammed V through mosque ruins NASA image of Rabat Rabat (Arabic الرباط, transliterated ar-Rabāṭ or ar-Ribāṭ), population 1. ... Geneva (pronunciation //; French: Genève //, German:   //, Italian: Ginevra //, Romansh: Genevra) is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich), and is the most populous city of Romandy (the French-speaking part of Switzerland). ...   (German: , English: American English: ) is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a mid-2007 population of 663,567. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


In the 1970s, a new livery was introduced. The carrier's name was changed to Saudia on 1 April 1972. Boeing 737 and Boeing 747 equipment was bought, with the 737s replacing the Douglas DC-9. The first all-cargo flights between Saudi Arabia and Europe were started, and Lockheed L-1011s and Fairchild FH-27s were introduced. New services, including the Arabian Express 'no reservation shuttle flights' between Jeddah and Riyadh. The Special Flight Services (SFS) was set up as a special unit of Saudia, and operates special flights for the Royal family and government agencies. Service was also started to Rome, Paris, Muscat, Kano, and Stockholm. The Pan Am / Saudia joint service between Dhahran and New York City started on 3 February 1979. is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... The Douglas DC-9 is a twin-engined jet airliner, first manufactured in 1965 and, in much modified form and under a succession of different names. ... The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, commonly referred to as just L-1011 (pronounced ell-ten-eleven), was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to enter operation, following the Boeing 747 and the McDonnell Douglas DC-10. ... The Fairchild Hiller FH-227 was a United States-made version of the Fokker F27 Friendship twin-engined turboprop passenger aircraft manufactured under license by Fairchild Hiller. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Classification City Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said Area 3,500 km² [1] Population  - Total (2005)  - Density  - Oman calculated rank 606,024 [2] 184. ... Kano is the administrative center of the Kano State and the third largest city in Nigeria, in terms of geographical size, after Ibadan and Lagos. ... For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ... This article is about Dhahran, the city. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


Some services opened during the 1980s for the airline, such as Saudia Catering. Flights were started to Athens, Bangkok, Dhaka, Mogadishu, Nairobi, New York City Madrid, Singapore, Manila, New Delhi, Islamabad, Seoul, Baghdad, Amsterdam, Colombo, Nice, Lahore, Brussels, Dakar, Kuala Lumpur and Taipei. Horizon Class, a business class service, was established between Jeddah and Cairo, and cargo hubs were built at Brussels and Taipei. Airbus A300s, Fokker F-28s, and Cessna Citations were also added to the fleet, the Citations for the SFS service. To finish the decade, services were introduced in 1989 to Larnaca and Addis Ababa. This article is about the capital of Greece. ... Location within in Thailand Coordinates: , Country Settled Ayutthaya Period Founded as capital 21 April 1782 Government  - Type Special administrative area  - Governor Apirak Kosayothin Area  - City 1,568. ... Dhaka (previously Dacca; Bengali: Ḍhākā; IPA: ) is the capital of Bangladesh and the principal city of Dhaka District. ... Mogadishu (Somali: Muqdisho, popularly Xamar; Arabic: ; Italian: ) is the largest city in Somalia, and its capital. ... Nairobi (pronounced IPA: ) is the capital and largest city of Kenya. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the Spanish capital. ... For the capital city of the Philippines, see Manila. ... , This article is about the urban region that is the capital of India. ... For other places called Islamabad, see Islamabad (disambiguation). ... Short name Statistics Location map Map of location of Seoul. ... Baghdad (Arabic: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... Map of Colombo with its administrative districts Coordinates: , District Colombo District Government  - Mayor Uvaiz Mohammad Imitiyaz (Sri Lanka Freedom Party) Area  - City 37. ... Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Coordinates Administration Country Region Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur Department Alpes-Maritimes (06) Intercommunality Community of Agglomeration Nice Côte dAzur Mayor Jacques Peyrat (UMP) (since 1995) Statistics Land area¹ 71. ...   (Urdu: لاہور, Punjabi: لہور, pronounced ) is the capital of the Punjab and is the second largest city in Pakistan after Karachi. ... For other places with the same name, see Brussels (disambiguation). ... (City of Dakar, divided into 19 communes darrondissement) City proper (commune) Région Dakar Département Dakar Mayor Pape Diop (PDS) (since 2002) Area 82. ... Nickname: Motto: Maju dan makmur (English: Progress and Prosper) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: , Country State Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Government  - Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan From 14 December 2006 Area  - Total 243. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Region City seat Xinyi District (信義區) Government  - Mayor Hau Lung-bin (KMT)1 E9 Area  - City 271. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Airbus A300 is a short to medium range widebody aircraft. ... The Fokker F28 Fellowship is a short range jet airliner designed and built by the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker. ... Cessna Aircraft Company, headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, is a manufacturer of general aviation aircraft, from small two-seat, single-engine aircraft to business jets. ... District Larnaka  - Mayor Andreas Moyseos Population (2001)  - City 72,000 Time zone EET (UTC+2) Website: http://www. ... For the long-distance runner, see Addis Abebe. ...

Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 777 approaching London Heathrow
Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 777 approaching London Heathrow

In the 1990s services were introduced to Orlando, Chennai, Tokyo, Asmara, Washington, D.C., Johannesburg, Alexandria, Milan, Málaga, and Sanaa. Boeing 777s, McDonnell Douglas MD-90s and MD-11s were introduced, smoking was banned on certain flights to Muslim countries as well as on all domestic flights and new stewardess uniforms designed by Adnan Akbar were introduced. A new corporate identity was launched on 16 July 1996, featuring a sand coloured fuselage with contrasting dark blue tailfin, the centre of which featured a stylised representation of the House of Saud crest. The Saudia name was dropped in the identity revamp, with Saudi Arabian Airlines name used. Image File history File links Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 777 (registration unknown) on the approach to London (Heathrow) Airport. ... Image File history File links Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 777 (registration unknown) on the approach to London (Heathrow) Airport. ... London Heathrow Airport (IATA:LHR, ICAO:EGLL), often referred to simply as Heathrow, is the United Kingdoms busiest and best-connected airport. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ... , Madras redirects here. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Asmara (English) (Geez: አሥመራ Asmera, formerly known as Asmera, or in Arabic: Asmaraa) is the capital city and largest settlement in Eritrea, home to a population of around 579,000 people. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city in South Africa. ... This article is about the city in Egypt. ... Type Anti-tank Nationality Joint France/Germany Era Cold War, modern Launch platform Individual, Vehicle Target Vehicle, Fortification History Builder MBDA, Bharat Dynamics (under license) Date of design 70s Production period since 1972 Service duration since 1972 Operators 41 countries Variants MILAN 1, MILAN 2, MILAN 2T, MILAN 3, MILAN... Location of Málaga Municipality Government  - Mayor Francisco de la Torre Prados Area  - Total 385. ... Sanaá (Arabic صنعاء, romanized as Ṣanʻāʼ, and also known as Sana or Sanaa), population 1,303,000 (2000), is the capital of Yemen. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (initially known as the Douglas DC-9) is a twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner. ... The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is an American three-engine medium to long-range widebody airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Sand (disambiguation). ... The fuselage can be short, and seemingly unaerodynamic, as in this Christen Eagle 2 The fuselage (from the French fuselé spindle-shaped) is an aircrafts main body section that holds crew and passengers or cargo. ... The House of Saud ( transliteration: ) is the royal family of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ...


On 8 October 2000, Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the Saudi Minister of Defence & Aviation, signed a contract to conduct studies for the privatisation of Saudi Arabian Airlines. In preparation for privatisation, the airline is restructuring to allow non-core units including catering, ground handling services and maintenance as well as the Prince Sultan Flight Academy in Jeddah, to transform into commercial units and profit centres. In April 2005, the Saudi government indicated that the airline may also lose its monopoly on domestic services.[1] is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud (Arabic: ) (born January 5, 1928 in Riyadh) is the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. ... Privatization (sometimes privatisation, denationalization, or — especially in India — disinvestment) is the process of transferring property, from public ownership to private ownership. ...


Saudi Arabian Airlines did achieve operational profits in 2002, which doubled in 2003 but the profits are primarily due to over one billion riyal on deferred income amortised annually in the income statement courtesy of the 70 aircraft gifted to the airline by the Government. In 2004 the airline carried over 15 million passengers and recorded a 14% rise in profits.


The airline ordered 15 Embraer 170 aircraft in a deal worth $400 million in April 2005. They are to be based at Abha in the south and at Hail in the north. The EMBRAER 190 initial flight The EMBRAER E-Jets are a series of twin-engine jet airliners, produced in Brazil. ...


Privatization

In 2006 Saudi Airlines began a process of privatization, dividing itself into Strategic Business Units(SBU); the catering unit was the first to be privatized.[2] In August 2007, Saudi Arabia's Council of Ministers approved the conversion of strategic units into companies. It is planned that ground services, technical services, air cargo and the Prince Sultan Aviation Academy, as well as the catering unit, will become subsidiaries of a holding company.[3] This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Strategic Business Unit or SBU is understood as a business unit within the overall corporate identity which is distinguishable from other business because it serves a defined external market where management can conduct strategic planning in relation to products and markets. ... Politics of Saudi Arabia takes place in a framework of an absolute monarchy whereby the King of Saudi Arabia is not only head of state, but also the head of government. ... FedEx DC-10 Cargo airlines are airlines dedicated to the transport of cargo. ... Prince Sultan Aviation Academy is a college for aviation sciences located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. ...


Destinations

See Saudi Arabian Airlines destinations The following is a list of cities served by Saudi Arabian Airlines. ...


Fleet

Saudi Arabian Airlines operates the following aircraft as of August 2007:[4]

Saudi Arabian Airlines
Aircraft Total Passengers
(First/Business/Economy)
Routes Notes
Airbus A300-600R 3 250+
(20+/0/230+)
Short-medium haul 2 Leased from Eagle Aviation
1 Leased from Onur Air
Airbus A320 7
(50 on order)
146
(18/0/128)
Short-medium haul Leased from AtlasJet
more to be added from 2009 to replace MD-90[1]
Boeing 747-100B 6 444
(All Economy)
Short-medium haul
Boeing 747-300 12 393
(36/38/319)
Short-long haul 3 leased from Air Atlanta Icelandic
Boeing 747-400 4 358
(36/32/290)
Short-long haul
Boeing 777-200ER 23 244
(30/31/183)
Short-long haul
Embraer 170 LR 15 66
(6/0/60)
Short haul
McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30 29 121
(18/0/103)
Short-medium haul To be phased out starting 2009

Saudi Arabian Airlines operates the following aircraft for Government and the Royal family:[citation needed] The Airbus A300 is a short to medium range widebody aircraft. ... Eagle Aviation (aka Eagle Air) is an airline based in Kampala, Uganda. ... Onur Air (Onur Air Taşımacılık AŞ) is an airline based in İstanbul, Turkey. ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... Atlasjet Boeing 757-200 Atlasjet Airbus A320-232 refilling at Valladolid Airport Atlasjet is an airline based in Istanbul, Turkey. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... Air Atlanta Icelandic is an airline based in Reykjavík, Iceland. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Embraer E-Jets are a series of narrowbody, twin-engined, medium range, jet airliners, produced in Brazil. ... The McDonnell Douglas MD-80 and McDonnell Douglas MD-90 are twin-engine, single-aisle jet commercial aircraft derived from the DC-9. ...

Saudi Arabian Airlines Royal Flight
Aircraft Total Passengers Notes
Boeing 747-300 1 VIP
Boeing 747-400 1 VIP Converted from passenger fleet
Boeing 747SP 3 VIP 2 operated by passenger division
Boeing 757-200 1 VIP Fully equipped flying hospital

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A number of military C-130s are painted with the Saudi colors and are flown by Royal Saudi Air Force crews to support Saudi official activities in the region and Europe. The Fork Tailed Doctor Killer. ... The Falcon is a family of business jets manufactured by Dassault Aviation. ... The DHC-6 Twin Otter is a 20-passenger STOL feederliner and utility aircraft developed by de Havilland Canada. ... Gulfstream G200 Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation is a producer of several models of private jets. ... Gulfstream G200 Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation is a producer of several models of private jets. ... Gulfstream G200 Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation is a producer of several models of private jets. ... Cherokee is the common name for the Pipers PA-28 family of aircraft models, which received its type certificate from the FAA in 1960 and is still under production by The New Piper Aircraft Company. ... The Lockheed C-130 Hercules, a four-engine turboprop aircraft, is the main tactical air transport aircraft of the United States and UK military forces. ...


The average age of the fleet is 12.8 years as of February 2007, with some of the current aircraft being more than 30 years old.[5]


MD-90 fleet replacement

On 12 November 2007, Saudi signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for an order of 22 Airbus A320 aircraft[2]. They also signed for 8 further options of the type, with the firm order being delivered from 2012. Saudi also signed an agreement for the lease of 10 aircraft from GECAS and 10 aircraft from Bahrani bank, GulfOne with these deliveries beginning in 2009. is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... Categories: General Electric subsidiaries | Corporation stubs ...


Cargo

Saudi Arabian Cargo is the freight division of the airline, operating to Europe, Africa, East Asia and North America.[citation needed]

Saudi Arabian Airlines Cargo Fleet
Aircraft Total Capacity Routes Notes
Boeing 747-200F 1 238,059 lbs Medium-long haul
Boeing 747-400BCF 1 239,000 lbs Medium-long haul Leased from Air Atlanta Icelandic
McDonnell Douglas MD-11F 5 203,860 lbs Medium-long haul 1 Leased from Gemini Air Cargo[citation needed]

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Codeshare agreements

Saudi Arabian Airlines has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:

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Incidents and accidents

Saudia Flight 163 was a domestic scheduled passenger flight of Saudia that landed at Riyadhs King Khalid International Airport after a flight from Karachi, Pakistan. ... // Plane and flight information November 12, 1996 1. ...

Trivia

  • In the middle 1990s, a DC-3 that used to fly for Saudi Arabian was re-decorated in the airline's early livery and flown back to Saudi Arabia.
  • The DC-3 that was delivered to Saudi Arabia's King in the 1940s is still kept, but not flown, by the airline. It sits on the runway by Saudi Arabian's terminal at Jeddah International Airport.
A 1980 Williams F1 car with the Saudia logo of that time
A 1980 Williams F1 car with the Saudia logo of that time
  • From 1978 to 1983 Saudia was the title sponsor of the Williams Formula One team, with the airline's colours appearing on the championship winning cars of Alan Jones (1980) and Keke Rosberg (1982).
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines, with Iran Air, are the only operators of the Boeing 747-100B

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See also

Prince Sultan Aviation Academy is a college for aviation sciences located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. ...

References

  • http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1187779135932&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FPrinter

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External links

  • Official website (in English)
  • Fleet Detail
  • Fleet Age

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