Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Saudia, Saudi Arabia´s national airline, have celebrated the triple delivery of two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and a 777-300ER (Extended Range), the company said.
A third Dreamliner will be delivered to Saudia within the next week. The airline ordered eight 787-9s in 2010.
In December 1999, Boeing delivered three 777s to Saudia.
The airline will now have 48 Boeing airplanes in its fleet that currently include 777-200ERs, 777-300ERs and 747-400s. Over the last 55 years, Saudia has taken delivery of over 130 Boeing airplanes including 707s, 737s, MD-11Fs, DC-9s and MD90s.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is an all-new, super-efficient family of commercial airplanes that brings big-jet ranges and speed to the middle of the market. In response to airlines´ overwhelming preference, Boeing designed the 787 family with superior efficiency, which allows airlines to profitably open new routes to fly people directly where they´d like to go in exceptional comfort.
Since entering service in 2011, the 787 family is flying more than 350 routes and has established more than 75 new nonstop routes around the world.