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Saudia takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - Saudi flag carrier Saudia has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-10.

The aircraft, which is powered by the GEnx-1B engines, joined a fleet of 13 Dreamliners (787-9). The arrival of the largest variant of the Dreamliner family marks a new era in the Saudi carrier's fleet and network expansion.

The airline has nine more Boeing 787-10 on order of which two are set to be delivered this year and seven in 2020.

Saudia's 787-10s will be configured in a two-class cabin layout - 24 seat in business class, and 333 seats in economy class.