Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) has received its first 787-10 Dreamliner as part of its plan to expand its network.
The largest of Boeing’s Dreamliners, the 787-10 will increase SAUDIA’s long range capabilities and provide the airline with a more fuel efficient aircraft.
Director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, said: “SAUDIA operates a state-of-the-art fleet equipped with the latest technology, and in addition to the airline’s existing Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, is now adding the 787-10 variant which will further support future network growth plans.
“The airplane’s onboard cabin features, long range capability and the latest in technological advancements are among the many aspects of what makes the Boeing 787 highly popular with our guests.”
The layout of the SAUDIA Boeing 787-10 will be 357 seats in a two-class configuration, with 24 seats in business class and 333 seats in economy class.
In addition to the 787-10, SAUDIA operates 13 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes, and 33 777-300ER jets.
Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing at Boeing, said: “The addition of the 787-10 to SAUDIA’s fleet will continue the superior inflight experience that passengers have come to expect of the Dreamliner.
"Moreover, the unmatched fuel efficiency of the 787 will help SAUDIA open new routes and achieve significant fuel savings and emission reduction.”
The 787-10 as a stretch of the 787-9, adds about 40 more seats in a two-class configuration and cargo capacity, offering 25% better fuel per seat and fewer emissions than the airplanes it replaces.