Saudi Arabia’s national carrier Saudia will take delivery of 30 aircraft this year, according to a Jan. 17 statement. The SkyTeam alliance member said the expected aircraft comprise eight Airbus A320ceos, 10 A330-300s, five Boeing 777-300ERs and seven 787s. The first new aircraft this year, an A330-300, will be delivered to Jeddah Jan. 26. Saudi plans to phase out 18 aircraft in 2017, including 777-200s. Group DG Saleh Al-Jasser said in a statement the aircraft retirement and ...

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