Saudia is celebrating its 75th birthday and has decided to give B787-9 HZ-ARE (41548) a special tail and a large 75-decal to commemorate this milestone. The aircraft was unveiled on 11 September. The tail features the faces of King Abdulaziz Al Saud, the founder of Saudia Arabia (top), his successor King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (middle) and the current Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (bottom).
The airline launched in 1946 with just a single DC-3 and nowadays has a fleet of 158 aircraft consisting of 46 A320s, fifteen A321s, 32 A330-300s, three B747-400s (leased and operated by Air Atlanta Icelandic), three B747-400Fs (leased and operated by Air Atlanta Icelandic), two B747-8Fs, 35 B777-300ERs, four B777Fs, thirteen B787-9s and five B787-10s.
Photo by Saudia.