CHARLESTON, USA- The second Saudi Arabian flag carrier, Riyadh Air (RX), a new Boeing 787, made its delivery flight from Charleston (CHS), USA, to Riyadh (RUH), Saudi Arabia.
Riyadh Air will use the 787 Dreamliner to showcase its livery in Riyadh Sky. Further, they earlier announced that they will fly the first display flight from RUH on Jun 12, 2023 (Today) at 1 PM local time (10:00 AM UTC).
Riyadh Air 787 Delivery Flight
According to Flight Radar 24, the Riyadh Air Boeing 787 Dreamliner took off from the Charleston Int’l Airport (CHS) at 9:09 PM UTC.
The aircraft will cover 11,481 KM and will be airborne for around 13-14 hours. Subsequently, it is expected to land at King Khalid International Airport (RUH) in Riyadh at around 12:45 PM local time.
The aircraft is Boeing 787-9, and it has the registration N8572C. Further, it is a more than one-year aircraft and is taken on lease from MIAT – Mongolian Airlines (OM) for displaying the brand.
Further, the RX Boeing 787 is currently performing flight BOE581. Subsequently, it will bear RX callsign once the Saudi Arabian carrier will operate it.
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Finally, after being airborne for more than 13 hours, the RX 787 landed at RUH at 10:10 AM UTC.
First Display Flight Update
The saudi carrier announces the launch on its Twitter account, stating, “#RiyadhAir takes to the skies of Riyadh for the first time. Celebrate this historic moment with us on June 12th as the #FutureTakesFlight.”
On May 9, 2023, the Airline revealed the 787 Dreamliner’s first flight route. Here’s what the airline has written, “Mark your Calendars! #RiyadhAir takes to the skies of the Saudi capital on June 12th, showing off its newly revealed indigo livery. Don’t miss out on the #FutureTakesFlight.”
Riyadh Air will fly for the first time on June 12.
Subsequently, the airline wrote, “Join us on June 12 for an exciting airshow that you don’t want to miss! We are delighted to announce the participation of a jet from the Saudi Hawks, who will be accompanying #RiyadhAir as it soars over the capital in a truly historic event for Riyadh. Further, Get ready to witness this incredible moment in the skies at 1:00 pm. See you there!”
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