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沙烏地阿拉伯的航空業 aircraft industry

The expansion of Saudi Arabian Airlines’ existing A320neo Family order from 35 to as many as 100 aircraft (including 35 options) was announced at the 2019 Paris Air Show( picture from:airbus.com)


始於1945年,當時美國羅斯福總統贈送給沙烏地阿拉伯國王Abdul Aziz 的雙發動機C-3 (Dakota) HZ-AAX 客機,不僅意味著沙烏地阿拉伯王國可發展民航業,更代表國際與現代化的象徵。

今天,沙特航空共擁有144架客机,包括目前最新、最先進的寬體噴氣式客機:B777-268L, B777-300ER, 空客 A320-200, 空客 A321, 空客 A330-300。

Saudi Arabia’s currently largest airline is “Saudi Arabian Airlines”, which is the third largest airline in the Arab region after Emirates and Qatar Airways.

Beginning in 1945, American President Roosevelt gave a twin-engine C-3 (Dakota) HZ-AAX airliner for a gift to King Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia.

It was not only meant that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia develop its civil Aircraft industry, but also represented it internationalization and modernization .

Today, Saudi Airways has a total of 144 passenger aircraft, including the latest and most advanced wide-body jet airliners: B777-268L, B777-300ER, Airbus A320-200, Airbus A321, Airbus A330-300.

Flyadeal becomes latest A320 operator(picture from:airbus.com)

2012年時加入天合聯盟成為中東地區的首個該聯盟成員,同時也是阿拉伯航空運輸組織的成員之一。並於2016年成立子公司廉價航空Flyadeal。這是沙烏地阿拉伯航空集團SV2020轉型策略(Saudia Group’s SV2020 Transformation Strategy)的一部分,該策略的目的是在2020年以前將集團的各單位提升至一定的等級,目標客群為沙烏地阿拉伯國內旅客、前往朝覲和副朝覲的穆斯林等。

In 2012,Saudi Airlines  joined SkyTeam and became the first member of the alliance in the Middle East, and also a member of the Arab Air Transport Organization. And in 2016 established a subsidiary, low-cost airline Flyadeal. This is part of Saudia Group’s SV2020 Transformation Strategy (Saudia Group’s SV2020 Transformation Strategy). The purpose of this strategy is to upgrade the units of the group to a certain level by 2020, and the target customer group is the tourists from Saudi Arabia or Muslims going to Hajj and Umrah.

內斯馬航空 Nesma Airlines A320-232(picture from:wikimedia.comment)
In addition, there is Nesma Airlines, which was established in 2010, mainly focuses on scheduled flights about Arabia and international regional flights.


And Nas Airline(changed name to Flynas in 2013) established in 2007, was the first low-cost airline in Saudi Arabia, focusing on domestic routes and regular international routes such as Asia and Europe.

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