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Saudi Arabian’s overhaul continues: alliances, strategy and IPOs


Saudi Arabian Airlines, the second-largest airline in the Middle East by revenue and passenger numbers, has announced ambitious plans to become a “market leader” in the Middle East, the region identified by IATA as having the world’s strongest growth prospects and the region where as many as four others share that same aspiration. [2502 words]

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  • SkyTeam central to strategy
  • Pax traffic returns to growth
  • Relatively tame fleet plans
  • Cabotage calls resurface
  • Government behind aviation sector development
  • Open skies with US penned
  • Privatisation plans continue
  • 'Well positioned to make big gains'

Graphs and data:

  • Saudi Arabian Airlines passenger numbers
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines delivery schedule
  • Middle East carriers current fleet and order backlog
  • Saudi Arabia total (dom. and int’l) seats capacity, week commencing 02-May-2011
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