1998 News Story

SAA receives more new planes

Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAA) yesterday received three new planes, a B-747, a B-777, and an MD-90. These are part of the contract for 61 planes, of which SAA has received 33 since December 1997. In a press statement, Director-General of SAA Dr. Khaled Abdullah Ibn Bakr said that the concern and attention of Prince Sultan Ibn Abdul Aziz, Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense and Aviation, and Inspector-General, who is also Chairman of SAA's Board of Directors, has enabled SAA to compete strongly in the airline industry, retaining its position in the top thirty in the air-cargo sector.