Saudi Arabian Airlines Meets Fleet Expansion Goal With New Boeing 777 And 747 Airplanes
Saudi Arabian Airlines (SVA) has taken delivery of a new Boeing 777-200ER (extended range), pictured here, and a new 747-400, bringing its fleet of Boeing airplanes to 106. In 1995, Saudi Arabian Airlines contracted for 61 Boeing airplanes with a total value exceeding $7 billion. The airline is on schedule to receive the last airplane in the contract, a Boeing 777-200ER, in July 2001.
The Boeing 777-200ER is the world's longest-range airplane and seats up to 328 passengers in a three-class configuration. The 777-200ER model can fly passengers non-stop from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to almost anywhere in the world.