Europe News Desk!! Saudi Arabia has announced an order for 121 Boeing 787 aircraft for the two national carriers. The newly formed Riyadh Air said it would buy 39 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, with an option to acquire 33 more, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Tuesday. Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) said it is ready to buy 39 fuel-efficient 787-9 and 787-10 aircraft, with an option for 10 more, Xinhua news agency reported. The Saudi embassy in the United States said the agreements together make it the fifth largest commercial order in Boeing’s history. The deal will support the kingdom’s goal of serving 330 million passengers and attracting 100 million trips by 2030. Yasser Al-Rumayyan, governor of the kingdom’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) and chairman of Riyadh Air, said the order reflects the kingdom’s determination to enhance connectivity with the world. Saudi President Saleh bin Nasser bin Al-Jassar, who also serves as minister of transport and logistics services, said the expansion in Saudi’s fleet supports the continued growth of the kingdom’s aviation sector. Riyadh Air, wholly owned by PIF, was launched earlier this week as a national carrier based in Riyadh.
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