Saudi Arabian Airlines upgrades premium service on Boeing 777-200ER jets

Saudi Arabian Airlines upgrades premium service on Boeing 777-200ER jets

Saudi Arabian Airlines, the flag carrier of the Middle Eastern kingdom, is in the process of upgrading the premium cabins on its long-haul Boeing 777-200ER jets, according to a press release.

Eight of the 23 Boeing jets will be equipped with 24 seats in first class and 38 in business class, while the remainder will feature 14 seats in the business class cabin. The upgrades, which were initiated in 2009, are expected to be completed later this year.

An important aspect of the upgrade is the installation of an in-flight entertainment system, which is integrated into seats made by Avio Interiors. First class passengers will be able to enjoy 15.4-inch screens, while business class passengers can use screens measuring 12.1 inches across.

"This interior modification affects an important segment of our long-haul fleet and our passengers expect the best from us," said Ali Milaat, CEO of Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries. "With its experience as the airplane manufacturer, Boeing has done a great job in working with us to develop and support this process and we look forward to sharing the great results with our customers."

Saudi Arabian Airlines currently offers passenger service to several destinations in the U.S., including New York and Washington, D.C.

By Jason Faulkner

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