Saudi Arabian Airlines, the national carrier for Saudi Arabia, recently became the world’s first airline to own and operate the new Airbus A330-300 Regional.
“The A330-300 Regional’s unique flexibility, high capacity and operational capabilities will enable us to expand our domestic and regional network and better absorb growing passenger traffic,” Director General Saudi Arabian Airline Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser said. “Introducing the A330-300 Regional in our current fleet is an ideal choice and follows our previous commitment to a family of aircraft which already successfully helped us achieve our ambitions.”
Airbus, which is a popular, fuel-efficient, wide body and single-aisle aircraft, will now be part of Saudi Arabian Airlines’ current Airbus fleet. The fleet currently consists of twelve A330-300s, as well as 50 A320 Family aircrafts.
“We salute Saudi Arabian Airlines for becoming the launch operator of the A330-300 Regional," Airbus Chief Operating Officer of Customers John Leahy said. "We see a significant market opportunity for this exceptional aircraft, which is part of Airbus best-selling widebody Family. The A330 features a unique combination of unbeatable economics and fuel efficiency. Undoubtedly, the A330-300 Regional will support Saudi Arabian Airlines to expand its network in the region in the most efficient way by offering increased capacity and world-class comfort.”