At this year’s Paris Air Show, Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has expanded its existing A320neo family order from 35 to as many as 100 NEO aircraft including 35 options. The new additions will bring Saudia’s total order of A320neo Family aircraft to 65. Of this 15 are A321XLRs, a new long-range aircraft announced by the French aerospace manufacturer at the air show.
The agreement was announced at the Paris Air Show by His Excellency Eng. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation and Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.
The additional aircraft are expected to support the national carrier’s efforts in boosting capacity. Further details of the deal show that both Airbus and Saudia will work closely together to expand their partnership with the development of technical training, maintenance and other services.
SAUDIA is the biggest Airbus operator in the Kingdom and currently operates a portfolio of 100 Airbus aircraft comprising A320ceo Family and A330ceo.