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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Saudi Arabian Airlines to fly between LAX and Jeddah

Saudi Arabian Airlines will soon start flying to LAX. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Saudi Arabian Airlines will soon start flying to LAX. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

I’m a little late on this one, but¬†Saudi Arabian Airlines will begin thrice weekly service between Los Angeles and Jeddah in April, according to airport and airline officials.

The airline, a SkyTeam member that goes by the brand name Saudia, plans to use Boeing 777-300ERs for the route, according to a release. 

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