First Airbus A330-300 Regional Delivery

First Airbus A330-300 Regional

First Airbus A330-300 Regional delivery to Saudi Arabian Airlines. The flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, has received its first regional A330-300, which is the launch customer for this new member of the family.The versatile and successful A330 is the first of the 20 A330- 300 regional aircraft orders at the Paris Air Show 2015, and joins the current fleet of Airbus A330-300 Saudi Arabian Airlines family 12 and 50 A320.

Specially optimized for regional and national operations, increase capacity in several regional A330-300 Saudi Arabian Airlines routes most greater demand, enabling the airline to generate additional efficiencies while offering its passengers a level of unprecedented comfort. The regional A330-300 also represents the lowest cost alternative and easier fleet addition, due to its high similarity with the A330 and operated by Saudi Arabian Airlines.

CEO Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser Saudi Arabian Airlines, said. "We are very pleased to welcome the first regional A330-300s in our fleet of Airbus in rapid expansion is a step forward in the recognition of our commitment to the aircraft family that has contributed greatly to our growth in the market . the advantage of operating the new Community regional popular aircraft between proven operational flexibility and lower cost per seat means an economy unmatched for our business and our customers. "
Saudi Arabian Airlines A330-300 leases the regional fleet of Air International Finance Corporation (ICFA), a leading lessor in the Middle East.

Airbus A330-300 Regional

Moulay Omar Alaoui, President and CEO of ICFA, said: "ICFA has always been a pioneer in introducing innovative solutions from Islamic financing industry aviation countries, positioning itself as a strategic partner with products and services we are proud to collaborate unique Airlines Saudi Arabia. and Airbus, and we are confident that this agreement will further strengthen the leading position of the national airline of Arabia ".

"We congratulate Saudi Arabian Airlines to become the launch customer and operator of regional A330-300. We are convinced of our most popular widebody aircraft will play a key role in supporting the expansion of the regional network of the airline . " Said Fouad Attar, CEO of Airbus in the Middle East.

The regional A330-300 is optimized for operations up to 2,700 nm (5 hour flight) covering routes short to medium range and offers significant cost savings by reducing operating weight of about 200 tons. Reducing fuel consumption in maintenance costs of the seats and will result in a reduction of the costs of about 20% compared to the long range A330-300 today. Photo credit goes to Airbus.