Saudi Arabian Airlines has placed an order for eight Boeing 777-300ERs valued at US$2.4 billion.
The new orders were announced at ceremony held to mark the delivery of the airline's first two 777-300ERs (extended range).
Significant role in strategy
"With the ongoing growth of business and industry in Saudi, demand in domestic, regional and international travel is also increasing rapidly and the 777-300ER will play a significant role in our long-term strategy growth to expand and modernize our fleet with newer, more fuel-efficient airplanes," said Khaled Al-Mulhim, director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines.
Twin-engine efficiency and reliability
The 777-300ER extends the 777 family's span of capabilities, bringing twin-engine efficiency and reliability to the long-range market. The airplane can carry passengers up to 14,685 km.
The 777-300ER also offers airlines additional flexibility in serving the non-stop routes that passengers demand.
'We will continue working closely with the airline to provide the best commercial aircraft and services to support its plans for growth, and we look forward to strengthening our partnership with Saudi Arabia," said Jim Albaugh, president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.