Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4167 posts, RR: 35 Posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1157 times:
Can anyone please give me the number of B737-200 still operated by Saudia? Should be something around 10 if I´m not mistaken. Do they intend to replace them someday? Years ago they were said to have signed a LoI for 12 Avro RJ85 to replace the B732 but this was never confirmed.
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4167 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1026 times:
With the current political climate I would guess exactly the opposite. 95% of the saudia-arabian population does not have too warm feelings about the US - a political order could bring some troubles to the government. I would actually guess they´ll place an A32X order and offload their MD-90s.
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 982 times:
I remember reading that the 732s were retained for certain routes to smaller airports in Saudi Arabia that could not easily accommodate the MD90s. While they, of course, must be replaced at some point, there have been few rumors about what will replace the 732; possibly one of the larger regional jets?