Saudia (SV, Jeddah International) is planning to launch commercial operations of its A321-200NX aircraft on May 21, 2023, AeroRoutes has reported.

The Saudi carrier plans to deploy the newest aircraft type on the following routes from Jeddah International, to:

The airline will also base the aircraft type out of Riyadh and operate from the Saudi capital to:

  • Frankfurt (3x weekly starting on June 2),
  • Geneva (3x weekly starting on September 1),
  • Milan Malpensa (3x weekly starting on June 23),
  • Munich (2x weekly starting on October 2),
  • Vienna (weekly during August), and
  • Zurich (weekly during October).

The ch-aviation fleets module shows that Saudia has twenty A321-200NX on firm order from Airbus. The first aircraft, HZ-ASAA (msn 11200), is currently in final pre-delivery testing at Hamburg Finkenwerder airport. The carrier also has fifteen A321-200NY(XLR)s on firm order and expects their deliveries to begin in 2024. Saudia's current-generation narrowbody fleet comprises forty-three A320-200s and fifteen A321-200s.