Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the national flag carrier of the Kingdom, welcomed participants to the virtual G20 Summit, which is currently underway from the Saudi capital, Riyadh. The theme of this year’s G20 meeting, which runs from Nov. 21 to 22, is “Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century for All.”
To mark the Kingdom’s G20 presidency, the airline adorned the livery of three of its aircraft types: An A320; a Boeing 787-9 and Boeing 777-300ER. The custom design and application of the livery was completed by Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI), a sister company of Saudia.
“Saudi Arabia’s national flag carrier is committed to being a global air partner in connecting and strengthening economies and industries, seamlessly connecting travelers across borders, and bolstering logistics and supply chain capabilities,” said Saudi Arabian Airlines Director General Ibrahim bin Abdulrahman Al-Omar.
Coinciding with the momentous occasion is the airline’s 75th anniversary, commemorating one of the first airlines established in the Middle East region.
In recent years, Saudia has invested significantly in its fleet, acquiring state-of-the-art new aircraft; it now operates one of the three youngest fleets in the skies with an average aircraft age of five years.
An award-winning carrier, Saudia is one of the Middle East’s largest airlines, operating 144 narrow and wide body aircraft. The airline route network includes more than 95 destinations across four continents to all 28 domestic airports in the Kingdom. The airline is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO).