Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Air has unveiled its first plane on Sunday.
The launch of Riyadh Air was announced in March 2023 by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Prime Minister and Chairman of the Public Investment Fund (PIF).
The airline is wholly-owned by the PIF, which is Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund.
The new national airline, Riyadh Air, will utilise Saudi Arabia’s geographical location at the crossroads of Asia, Africa, and Europe. This positioning will transform Riyadh into a global hub, facilitating international travel, trade, and tourism.
Yasir Al-Rumayyan, the Governor of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), will serve as the chairman, while Tony Douglas, a seasoned professional with over 40 years of experience in aviation, transportation, and logistics, has been appointed as the CEO.
The airline’s leadership team will also comprise of both Saudi and international experts.
Riyadh Air seeks to lead the aviation industry by transforming Saudi Arabia, given its unique strategic location, into a global aviation and trade hub. It is the product of the National Aviation Strategy, which sets out to shape the future of flying by:
- Launching a new national airline, based in Riyadh.
- Introducing new modern standards in the aviation sector
- Supporting the ambition to triple annual travelers to 330 million by 2030
Riyadh Air will serve as a platform to drive this vision – showcasing the very best of the Kingdom to the world.
Welcome to Riyadh Air, the pinnacle of air travel in Saudi Arabia. With our unwavering commitment to exceptional service, cutting-edge technology, and unrivaled comfort, Riyadh Air is proud to unveil its first-ever aircraft, marking the beginning of an extraordinary journey for travelers. As we soar to new heights, we invite you to join us on this remarkable adventure.
Unveiling Riyadh Air’s First Aircraft
Riyadh Air proudly presents its inaugural aircraft, a testament to our dedication to providing a world-class flying experience. This state-of-the-art aircraft combines innovation, elegance, and reliability, setting a new standard for the aviation industry. Equipped with the latest advancements in technology, it ensures both efficiency and comfort for every passenger on board.
Comfort Beyond Expectations
At Riyadh Air, we understand that a comfortable journey enhances the overall travel experience. Our aircraft boasts luxurious interiors, meticulously designed to provide utmost comfort throughout your flight. From plush seating arrangements to ample legroom, every detail has been carefully considered to create a serene and relaxing environment.
Unparalleled Service Excellence
As a distinguished traveler with Riyadh Air, you can expect nothing but the finest service from our attentive and highly-trained staff. Our dedicated crew members are committed to delivering an exceptional level of hospitality, ensuring that your journey is seamless and enjoyable from start to finish. With Riyadh Air, your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities.
Cutting-Edge In-Flight Entertainment
To keep you engaged and entertained during your flight, Riyadh Air offers a cutting-edge in-flight entertainment system. With a vast selection of movies, TV shows, music, and interactive games, there is something for everyone. Sit back, relax, and indulge in a world of entertainment as you travel to your destination.
Delighting Your Taste Buds
At Riyadh Air, we understand that a delectable culinary experience is an integral part of air travel. Our onboard menu is curated by renowned chefs, ensuring an exquisite dining affair that tantalizes your taste buds. From carefully crafted gourmet dishes to a diverse range of beverages, we take pride in offering an unforgettable gastronomic journey.
Traveling Responsibly: Riyadh Air’s Commitment to Sustainability
Riyadh Air firmly believes in the importance of sustainable aviation. As we take to the skies, we are committed to minimizing our environmental impact. Through advanced fuel-efficient technologies and carbon offset initiatives, we strive to reduce our carbon footprint and contribute to a greener future for generations to come