Saudi Airlines received the number 20 and final Airbus A330-300 in the French city of Toulouse on Tuesday. This complements the receipt of all aircraft of this modern type, which is the first Saudi operator Worldwide.
Saudi Arabia has received 19 aircraft over a period of sixteen months. The first plane arrived on Thursday 18 August 2016, with the Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser and the Deputy CEO General of the Airbus Group Fouad Attar and a number of leaders of “Saudi Arabia” and Airbus and the various media.
The arrival of the new aircraft, which formed an important and powerful addition to the fleet of Saudi Arabia, which is witnessing unprecedented modernization and development in implementation of the transformation program in the institution and its companies and strategic units, which coincides with the national transformation program and meet the requirements of the vision of the Kingdom 2030 and achieve its objectives.
The seat capacity of this aircraft is 330 seats, 30 of which are allocated for business class. All seats are equipped with special screens that allow the guest a variety of options for more than 3000 hours of entertainment programs. The regional A330 benefits from the latest technology for the A350 XWB and A380.
The A330-300s are designed specifically for local and regional aviation services, and are designed to accommodate more passengers and fly up to 3,000 nautical miles. This aircraft is the operational choice of Airbus for high-density markets, rapid growth and congested air traffic. These aircraft are effectively increasing seat capacity between a number of Saudi Arabia's domestic and international destinations.
Saudi Arabian Airlines has signed an agreement with Airbus to acquire 50 new aircraft, including 20 A330-300s and 30 A320s, among other agreements signed at the Elysée Palace in Paris on June 24, 2015, under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Chairman of the Council of Economic Affairs and Development, and former French President Francois Hollande during the visit of His Highness the Crown Prince of the French Republic.