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Saudi Arabian Airlines B747 Classic Fleet & Routes  
User currently offlinePIA747 From Pakistan, joined Apr 2003, 624 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4663 times:

Saudi has a few 743, 741 in its fleet, including a 741 freighter. Can anybody provide me with the exact number of classics they fly and what routes are they on?

I do know that the 741F flies to Brussels, New York and Houston.


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User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4623 times:

They use their 742s and 743s to CAI


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User currently offlinePIA747 From Pakistan, joined Apr 2003, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4607 times:

Just rechecked, the 742 is a freighter and thats the only 742 they have at the moment.

User currently offlineCKT523 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4600 times:

That pic shows a 747-100 with RB211's. I thought the 742 was the first to have those (BA).Were these a/c retrofitted or were they delivered new with those powerplants?

User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4527 times:

SV operates 741 and 743 in pax version to DAC and CMB on regular basis.
I think SIN, KUL and CGK also get 743.



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User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4512 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4521 times:

CKT, i believe that to be a 747-100B, which did have RB211s offered. Someone please correct me if I am wrong.


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User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4518 times:

I saw the SP at LHR a few weeks ago, don't no if she's regular though.

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16281 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4470 times:

i believe that to be a 747-100B, which did have RB211s offered. Someone please correct me if I am wrong.

Yes, this is correct AirxLiban. SV was the only customer for the 747-100B, which was available with all 3 powerplants.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days ago) and read 4431 times:

SV flies to Singapore with 747-100 and -300 regularly.


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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4394 times:

Roberta
SV 74L flights can not be regular. They are only used for government flights and no scheduled flights ...



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User currently offlineA300 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4387 times:
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YYZ717
SV is the sole costumer for the 747-100Bs with RR engines. The actual lunch costumer for the 747-100B was Iran Air, who ordered 4 or 5. Only one (EP-IAM) was delivered. The others were not built due to the USA embargo against Iran. The IR 747 (186B, 286B, 2J9F & SP86) PW powered.

[Edited 2004-06-20 13:43:49]


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User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4784 posts, RR: 43
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4388 times:

Saudia flies the B 741 to LAHORE regularly and the B 743 to ISLAMABAD.

Other airports that I know for sure that receive their B 743 and B 741s are BANGKOK-CAIRO-JAKARTA-SINGAPORE-KUALA LUMPUR-MANILA-CALCUTTA-DELHI-MUMBAI-CHENNAI and TRIVANDRUM.


User currently offlineSV777KiloAlpha From Saudi Arabia, joined Dec 2003, 267 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4351 times:

Hi all,

To make things easier:

The 741 is used only for flights to the Far east and the Indian subcontinent. In addition, the JED-KAN flight uses the 741.

The 743 is used on some of the 741 routes plus Cairo and on domestic flights.

The 744 is used on the JED-JFK/IAD flight and to AB) (MNL / RPLL), Philippines">MNL. In the summer, JED/RUH-LHR is operated by the 744.

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HZ-AKA



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User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4334 times:

Ahlan SVKiloAlpha

In Cairo, we get the 741, 742F, 743 and 744 (all of them  Big thumbs up)


Horus



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User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4332 times:

One question, why did Saudi took delivery the 741B in 1981 ? They might as well ordered the more advanced -200 right ?

HZ-AIA surprisingly was built in 1981 !


Cheers



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User currently offlineA300 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4332 times:
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SV got them for the same reason IR did. The 100B actually was more advanced than the 200s of the time and meet the two airlines hot and high requirements. The 100Bs are not to be confused with original 100 from the early 1970s. The original ones were quite under-powered.


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User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4297 times:

The Saudi Arabian 747 Classic Fleet:

747-100s:

TF-ABO (747-1D1)
23/04/1973 Wardair Canada CF-DJC
15/12/1989 Nationair CF-DJC
01/04/1990 Garuda CF-DJC
30/12/1990 Nationair CF-DJC
15/11/1991 Garuda CF-DJC
01/01/1992 Nationair CF-DJC
08/03/1993 Saudia CF-DJC
12/05/1993 American Int Airways N502SR
01/03/1994 Saudia TF-ABO
17/07/1995 Air Atlanta Icelandic TF-ABO
01/01/1996 Saudi Arabian Airlines TF-ABO
01/04/1996 Saudia TF-ABO

(all others are 747-168B)

HZ-AIA
24/04/1981 Saudia HZ-AIA
01/01/1996 Saudi Arabian Airlines HZ-AIA

HZ-AIB
02/04/1981 Saudia HZ-AIB
01/01/1996 Saudi Arabian Airlines HZ-AIB

HZ-AIC
20/05/1981 Saudia HZ-AIC
01/01/1996 Saudi Arabian Airlines HZ-AIC

HZ-AID
21/05/1981 Saudia HZ-AID
01/01/1996 Saudi Arabian Airlines HZ-AID

HZ-AIE
01/07/1981 Boeing N8284V
31/07/1981 Saudia HZ-AIE
01/01/1996 Saudi Arabian Airlines HZ-AIE

HZ-AIG
19/01/1982 Saudia HZ-AIG
01/01/1996 Saudi Arabian Airlines HZ-AIG

HZ-AII
02/04/1982 Saudia HZ-AII
01/01/1996 Saudi Arabian Airlines HZ-AII

747-200s

747-212B N485EV
31/07/1973 Singapore Airlines 9V-SIA
30/11/1979 Tigerair N747TA
01/12/1979 Flying Tigers N747TA
01/01/1982 Flying Tigers N747FT
25/03/1983 Pan Am N728PA Converted 747-212C
01/05/1991 Evergreen Int N485EV
16/05/1992 Saudia N485EV
01/01/1996 Saudi Arabian Airlines N485EV

747-268F HZ-AIU
13/01/1989 Saudi Arabian Airlines HZ-AIU

747SP-68

HZ-AIF
23/06/1981 Saudia HZ-AIF
01/01/1996 Saudi Arabian Airlines HZ-AIF


747-368

HZ-AIK
12/07/1985 Saudia HZ-AIK
01/01/1996 Saudi Arabian Airlines HZ-AIK

HZ-AIL
02/08/1985 Saudia HZ-AIL
01/01/1996 Saudi Arabian Airlines HZ-AIL

HZ-AIM
21/08/1985 Saudia HZ-AIM
01/01/1996 Saudi Arabian Airlines HZ-AIM

HZ-AIN
20/12/1985 Saudia HZ-AIN
01/01/1996 Saudi Arabian Airlines HZ-AIN

HZ-AIP
17/01/1986 Saudia HZ-AIP
01/01/1996 Saudi Arabian Airlines HZ-AIP

HZ-AIQ
14/03/1986 Saudia HZ-AIQ
01/01/1996 Saudi Arabian Airlines HZ-AIQ

HZ-AIR
24/07/1986 Saudia HZ-AIR
01/01/1996 Saudi Arabian Airlines HZ-AIR

HZ-AIS
20/08/1986 Saudia HZ-AIS
01/01/1996 Saudi Arabian Airlines HZ-AIS

HZ-AIT
10/11/1986 Saudia HZ-AIT
01/01/1996 Saudi Arabian Airlines HZ-AIT


FINAL TALLY:

1 747-100
7 747-100B
1 747-200B
1 747-200F
1 747SP
9 747-300

+5 747-400


User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4243 times:

This website link has some good info too about their fleet

http://www.aaco.org/airlines_saudi.asp



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User currently offlineSV777KiloAlpha From Saudi Arabia, joined Dec 2003, 267 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4114 times:


Horus,

Ahlan Beek!
You are right. After cutting back on their flights to the US, SV started using the 744 on many short-medium flights, including CAI.
And thanks for the link....Very helpful, if updated on a regular basis.


L.1011,

Thanks for the details.

 Big grin
HZ-AKA



PPL since 2006
User currently offlineJofa From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 320 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4068 times:

Looks like they have at least two SP's:

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HZ-AIJ and HZ-AIF


User currently offlineSV777KiloAlpha From Saudi Arabia, joined Dec 2003, 267 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3997 times:

Jofa,

Yes, and both are operated by SV Royal Flight division.

 Big grin
HZ-AKA



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User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3962 times:

SV777KiloAlpha

JED/RUH-LHR is operated by the 744.

When has this ever happened? I have often flown RUH-JED or JED-RUH on a 744 or a 743 but the LHR leg has always been a 777.

SV also flies over my house here in London on its way into LHR but I have never seen a 744 here unless it does the overnight flight which I don't get to see.

The SP was here last week, I think it was Wednesday afternoon.


User currently offlineSV777KiloAlpha From Saudi Arabia, joined Dec 2003, 267 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3873 times:

Babybus,

SV operates the 744 on the JED/RUH - LHR service towards the end of the summer vacation, first week of September. Many Saudi families spend the summer in London and the return flights at the end of the summer are always full.

Keep your head up during 1st week of September, you might see the 744!

 Big grin
HZ-AKA




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User currently offlineLxsaab2000 From Switzerland, joined Feb 2004, 325 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days ago) and read 3837 times:

Does anyone know how are the load factors on SV flights to Europe? (and to Italy?)...How many pax they have had on their flights in the last years?...and the last question is how is going the new flight to Prague?
Thanks


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