Saudi Arabian national carrier Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has become the launch operator of the Airbus A330-300 Regional, a derivative optimized for missions of up to five hours, or 2,700nm. Jeddah-based Saudia ordered 20 A330-300 Regionals at the 2015 Paris Air Show and is now leasing them from Middle East-based International Air Finance Corp. (IAFC). “The advantage of operating the new regional version of such a popular aircraft with proven operational flexibility and lowest ...

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