Saudi Arabian Airlines Completes Fleet Renewal with 23rd Boeing 777

Saudi Arabian Airlines' 23rd Boeing 777 arrived in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia this week on a nonstop flight from Seattle, completing a fleet renewal that began with agreements made in 1995. Since that time, Saudi Arabian Airlines has become the world's fourth largest operator of 777s in a Boeing fleet of 61 new airplanes, including five 747-400s, four MD-11Fs, 29 MD-90s, and 23 777-200ERs. The 61 deliveries were accomplished over a period of just over 3 1/2 years. The $7.2 billion Saudi Arabian Airlines order remains the largest ever by a non-U.S. carrier. Since the launch of the 777 in 1990, Boeing has received orders for 581 of the popular twinjets and has delivered 354 airplanes to more than 25 customers worldwide, capturing 68 percent of its market share.

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