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June 15, 2024
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Riyadh Air has not announced its narrowbody aircraft order at this week’s Dubai Airshow. Instead, it will do this before the end of November during an event in its home town Riyadh, a spokesperson confirms. According to some reports, the airline will buy over 100 Boeing MAX.

It was widely anticipated that the start-up carrier would use the Dubai Airshow as a platform for its narrowbody order and other announcements. However, CEO Tony Douglas made clear in an interview that the final decision on the fleet was still being reviewed and announced in two weeks’ time. With a firm order for 39 787-9s plus 33 options announced in March, Boeing seems to have strong cards to win the narrowbody deal too.

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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.