JEDDAH: To commemorate Saudi Arabia’s 91st National Day, Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has had the fuselage of one of its aircraft repainted to resemble the company’s old aircraft.
“With our past, we have built a glory over the clouds,” said Saudia in a tweet on the company’s old fleet of aircraft and its role in contributing to the national carrier’s success over more than seven decades.
The plane was wholly repainted to look the same as the company’s planes of the 1980s and 1990s, which had an old green slogan – the company’s logo from 1981 to 1996.
The number 75 was also placed on the body of the aircraft to mark the company’s years of operation, which began in 1946.
Pictures of the late King Abdulaziz, King Salman, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman were added to another jet’s vertical stabilizer to symbolize the wise leadership of Saudi Arabia.
“With the vision of the leaders and the will of the people, we fly over the most precious land, and the sky is our limit,” said the national carrier in another tweet.
Saudia declined to comment on further details.