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Airbus delivers A330 plane to Saudia

18 May 2010

(MENAFN) The Director General of the Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) said that the company has received it first long range Airbus aircraft A330 when it landed at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Riyadh, Arab News reported.

He indicated that Saudia, the Kingdom?s national carrier, will operate the aircraft type both on domestic and international routes as and when the carrier takes delivery of the remaining aircraft in the family.

The Rolls Royce-powered A330-300 is the first to be delivered from an order for eight aircraft signed in July 2008. The delivery takes the number of customers and operators of the world?s most popular twin aisle medium- to long-haul aircraft to 140.

As well as offering unbeatable operating economics and productivity, the A330 is also one of the world?s most fuel-efficient aircraft, the official said.

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