Saudi Arabia’s flag carrier, Saudia, is the answer to this week’s trivia.

This airplane belongs to Saudia. As many readers pointed out, the logo on the headrest gave it away Photo: Stefan Krasowski, via Creative Commons.

This airplane belongs to Saudia. As many readers pointed out, the logo on the headrest gave it away Photo: Stefan Krasowski, via Creative Commons.

On Monday, I asked readers if they could name the airline pictured above. Within a few hours, I had six correct answers. This plane belongs to Saudia, yet another growing Middle Eastern airline. It’s impossible to stump L.A. Airspace readers.

Saudia doesn’t have the international heft of Emirates, Etihad and Qatar, but it has spent the past five years growing and modernizing its fleet. On March 31, it began flying three times per week between Saudi Arabia and Los Angeles. The flights to the United States originate in Riyadh and stop in Jeddah on the way to L.A.

Saudia’s fleet contains more than 100 planes, according to its website:

Airplane Number in fleet
Boeing 747-468 4
Boeing 777-268L 22
Boeing 777-300ER 12
Airbus A320-200 35
Airbus 321 15
Airbus A330-300 11
Embraer 170 15

Here some other facts about Saudia, from the SkyTeam website. Saudia is part of the alliance, which includes Delta in the United States.

Saudia

And finally, L.A. Airspace congratulates Gretchen, who correctly guessed Saudia. She’s the winner of this week’s contest. I’ll be sending her a Delta Air Lines lunch cooler. Thank you to everyone who sent in guesses.

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Royal Brunei Airlines — the airline on which you can (apparently) bring your own booze

This interior belongs to Royal Brunei Airlines. Photo courtesy of the airline.

This interior belongs to Royal Brunei Airlines. Photo courtesy of the airline.

I should never doubt my readers. Last week, I posted the photograph above and asked if anyone could name the airline pictured. One reader guessed correctly: It’s Royal Brunei Airlines.

Royal Brunei is flag carrier airline of the Sultanate of Brunei, based in Bandar Seri Begawan. It has 12 airplanes, including two 787s, and flies to more than 12 destinations, including London, Singapore, Melbourne and Dubai, according to its route map. Wikipedia says Royal Brunei does not serve alcohol on board, but that passengers can bring their own. So that’s interesting.

Want more information about Royal Brunei’s route structure? The CAPA Centre for Aviation has compiled an excellent analysis of the airline’ s business model.  

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