Air Partner’s Aircraft Remarketing division has been appointed by Saudia as the exclusive remarketing agent for 15 Boeing 777-200ERs.The 15 aircraft, which were delivered to Saudia from 1997, have GE90 engines and a total of 232 seats in a three-class configuration; 24 first, 38 business, and 170 economy seats.
Saudia is undergoing a total fleet refresh as it grows to compete with Emirates, Etihad and Qatar, which includes phasing out the 777-200ER. As part of the airline’s SV2020 transformation plan, new aircraft are joining the Saudia fleet monthly, including Airbus A330-300s, Boeing 787-9s and 777-300ERs.
The new aircraft will bring the airline’s average aircraft age to 3.75 years by the end of this year, which is the key to Saudia’s strategy of operating one of the youngest fleets in the world.
By 2020, Saudia will fly 200 aircraft. The SkyTeam member currently flies to 86 destinations, which is expected to grow as new arrivals come online.