Saudi Arabian Airlines became the first Middle East customer for the Embraer 170 with a firm order for 15. The contract, which will be signed in Riyadh, is valued at $400 million. The 170s will be configured with 66 seats, including six in first class. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in December. The aircraft will be deployed in domestic and regional markets, adding frequencies on existing routes and developing minihubs at Hail City in the north and Abha in the south, according to ...

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