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