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Saudia signs on for four A330-300s at Paris show

Deal takes Saudi Arabia Airlines order to 12, order worth $890m on list prices

Saudia signs on for four A330-300s at Paris show
Saudi Arabian Airlines

Saudi Arabia Airlines has placed an order with European planemaker Airbus for four additional A330-300 wide-body aircraft, taking its total order for the plane to 12.

The order, confirmed at the Paris Air Show on Monday, is worth $890m based on list prices.

The order will take Saudi Arabia’s Airbus fleet to 62 aircraft, including leased planes, the company said in an emailed statement.

The state-backed carrier placed its first order in 2007 for 22 A320 family aircraft, later upsizing 15 of the planes in the order to the larger A321 model and adding eight A330s.

Saudia has to date received five A320s, four A321s and all eight A330s.

Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to confirm a fresh order at the Paris event, placing an order with Boeing for six 777-300ER wide-body aircraft. The deal is valued at $1.7bn at list prices.

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