Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) CEO Jaan Albrecht told ATW the carrier is evaluating a major widebody order within the next six months—which could be either an Airbus A350 or Boeing 787—and is considering new long-haul routes to North America. “We have successful Boeing 787 and 777 operations. I guess with 35 777s, we would have enough aircraft of this size in the fleet,” he said, adding that “maybe a smaller-scale aircraft, more like the 787 or A350, would be ...

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