RIA: Forty Airbus aircraft for Saudi Arabia’s new airline

A giant order will soon be placed by the government of Saudi Arabia with Airbus for the benefit of its new airline RIA, which was launched last September.

According to Reuters, the new Saudi airline will have a fleet that includes four A350 aircraft.
The cost of the order placed with the French aircraft manufacturer is estimated at twelve billion dollars at the list price.

This mega order placed with Airbus is part of the implementation of a plan with which Saudi Arabia aims to have an airline that will succeed in placing itself among the three largest operators in the Middle East within seven years. East: Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways.

This mega order, which may be confirmed by RIA over the next few days, may be modified soon to reach up to eighty devices, confirmed the Reuters agency.

The same source indicated that the Saudi carrier can equip its fleet with aircraft supplied by the American aircraft manufacturer Boeing. The 787 Dreamliners also remain a strong choice to integrate the fleet of the new Saudi Arabian airline which will be able to serve its first flight before the end of the current year.