New Boeing (B787-10) arrives Jeddah to join SAUDI Airlines fleet
A new Boeing (B787-10) Dreamliner has arrived at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah today, Wednesday, from Charleston Airport, USA, and the new plane is the latest version of the “Dream Airplane”
This new plane is one of the total 8 planes that successively join the fleet of the Saudi national carrier, as part of a deal with the American Boeing Company that also included 15 modern (B777-300) planes, which was received in full, within the framework of the largest program in the history of the institution to update and develop the fleet.
The plane left Charleston Airport on Tuesday in its first flight, with the number (SV9017), led by a crew from the pilots of “Saudi Arabia”, which included the two pilots Khaled Bukhari, Nayef Al-Harthi, and co-pilots Abdullah Al-Qarni, and Mohammed Salama, along with the team of engineers who took over the process of receiving and testing the plane.
The aircraft (B787-10) is characterized by modern features, including fuel savings of 25% compared to other wide-body aircraft, its distinctive interior design, and the spaciousness of its cabin containing 333 seats for the economy degree.
While, the business class consists of 24 seats fully equipped with the latest amenities and communication technology that makes travel on boarding is easy and fun.
The new plane was scheduled to serve many sectors in the continents of North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, in addition to operating a number of domestic sectors.