Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammad Bin Salman announced the launch of Riyadh Air in March 2023, and now the wait is over since the pictures of its first plane are out. Riyadh Air took its social media handles to unveil the pictures, and the first images of the livery design on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner look stunning. Read on to know more.
Riyadh Air Operations Scheduled To Begin In Early 2025
The new national airline’s colour is purple and indigo and looks quite aesthetic. While sharing the pictures on its Twitter handle, the airline defined the plane as the perfect blend of cutting-edge technology and timeless elegance. The newly launched carrier aims to cover around 100 countries by 2030. PIF Governor Yasir Al-Rumayyan will chair the airline.
The authorities have brought the veteran aviation officer Tony Douglas, former head of Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, as their Chief Executive Officer. The airline will add $20 billion to non-oil GDP growth and create job employment for more than 200,000 people. In terms of senior management, they will include experts from Saudi and international committees.
The airline shared a few videos on Instagram and described the colour as “visual identity is inspired by lavender fields that carpet the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the shades of indigo that paint Riyadh’s sky at dusk.”
In terms of flights, Operations of Riyadh Air will begin early 2025, and the city of Riyadh will be the leading hub of the company’s operations. The airline aims to become a world-class airline by providing travellers with warm Saudi hospitality, world-class amenities, best sustainability and safety standards with the latest cutting-edge technology. The airline also aims to take the travel and aviation industry to a different level with its offering and services.
Besides flying between the three continents of Asia, Africa and Europe, Riyadh Air will also catalyze the Saudi National Transport and Logistics Strategy and the National Tourism Strategy by increasing air transport options, and raising cargo capacity, thereby supporting Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.