Babybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3554 times:
Last time I was in JED the SV 732's were being used for JED-GIZ (Gizan). That's a town in the south. They are still in good condition. I had to fly in one recently and it shot off like a rocket. I believe they won't be around for much longer as Gizan and the other couple of places they use it would prefer a more modern aircraft. It's a local status thing!
Laxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26170 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3515 times:
Saudia was forced to keep a portion of its 737-200 fleet operational to serve smaller airports within the Kingdom that could not handle the MD-90 due to its weight bearing limits on runways and taxiways.
Several airports have been upgraded in the last few years to allow MD-90 operations. At some point I presume either the remainder of airports will be upgraded or service will cease unless Saudia gets smaller equipment.
There was a proposal a few years back to acquire Dash-8 aircraft, however nothing came of the proposal.
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