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Saudi Airlines to Carry 12 Million Passengers, Buy New Aircraft

October 17, 2011

Oct. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Saudi Arabian Airlines said it expects to carry around 12 million passengers on local flights this year after it modernized its fleet with 93 new aircraft, the airline’s top official said.

The kingdom’s national carrier, based in Jeddah plans to buy another 50 planes as part of its fleet-modernization plan, Khalid al-Molhem, the airline’s director general said in an e- mailed statement today.

--Editor: John Simpson

To contact the reporter on this story: Wael Mahdi in Jeddah wmahdi@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Shaji Mathew at shajimathew@bloomberg.net


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