The new world-class airline Riyadh Air launched by the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) has announced an order of up to 72 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
The carrier has placed an order for 39 aircraft with an option to acquire 33 additional wide-body 787-9 Dreamliners.
“This is a significant order that will support Riyadh Air’s commitment to delivering a world-class travel experience while supporting American aerospace manufacturing jobs at Boeing and across our supply chain.We are incredibly proud of our nearly eight decades of partnership to drive innovation and sustainable growth in Saudi Arabia’s aviation sector. Our agreement builds on that longstanding partnership and will further expand access to safe and sustainable commercial air travel for decades more.”Stan Deal, President, and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
“The new airline reflects the ambitious vision of Saudi Arabia to be at the core of s.shaping the future of global air travel and be a true disrupter in terms of the guest experience.Riyadh Air’s commitment to its guests will see the integration of digital innovation and authentic Saudi hospitality to deliver a seamless travel experience."Tony Douglas, CEO, Riyadh Air
The first deliveries of the widebody aircraft are scheduled for early 2025. Saudi Arabia has a goal of serving 330 million passengers and attracting 100 million visits by 2030.