Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the national flag carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, will showcase two of its new aircraft at the Saudi International Airshow, taking place at Al-Thummamah airport in Riyadh from 12-14 March 2019.
An Airbus A320 aircraft – one of the new retrofits currently flying on European routes, and the Formula E branded Boeing 777-300 will be on static display for guests of the air show to tour and experience.
Both aircraft will be on display for all three days of the air show. The airline will also have a dedicated booth and chalet, welcoming VIPs, global aviation guests and media representatives.
In 2018 Saudia flew more than 34 million passengers, introduced seven new routes, and operated more than 214,000 flights.
Saudia flies to 95 destinations worldwide, with a modern fleet of narrow and widebody Airbus and Boeing aircraft. The average age of the Saudia fleet is less than five years.
Last year the airline flew more than 33 million passengers, and introduced five new routes to its network: Vienna (Austria), Trivandrum (India), Surabaya (Indonesia), Medan (Indonesia) and re-introduced flights to Cochin, India, in addition to three seasonal routes to: Izmir, Malaga and Moscow.
In January 2019, Saudia announced its role as the main sponsor of the Saudi International Airshow.
During the signing of the agreement in Riyadh (photo), the Director General of the Saudi Aviation Club, Captain Ayed Odhaib Alkasme and Saudi Arabian Airlines Vice President Corporate Communications, Mr. Fahad Bahdailah discussed the role of the airline in the Airshow, and outlined the details of the cooperation.
The Saudi Airshow will be held under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Chairman of the Saudi Space Agency and Founder and Chairman of the Saudi Aviation Club.
The Saudi Airshow is the first international aviation and aerospace exhibition of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It aims at further connecting the Aviation and Aerospace industry to Saudi Arabia. It will also provide the perfect platform to connect professionals across all areas of the industry and promote successful worldwide trade.
During the three-day Airshow, a pavilion space will feature more than 300 exhibitors and many aircraft on static display for viewing. The exhibition will bring together the major players in the aviation industry, and will attract participants from all areas to meet new and existing clients.
Expected attendees include delegates from within the region, as well as international guests including: Aircraft manufacturers; regional business aircraft selling agents; business and general aviation aircraft manufacturers; airlines; terminal operators; ground handlers; MRO services; charter, leasing, financing, insurance and brokerage firms; airport equipment suppliers, and more.