As part of its move to reduce its reliance on leased capacity, Saudia (SV, Jeddah) has returned two A319-100s wet-leased from CSA Czech Airlines (OK, Prague). OK-OER (msn 3892) and OK-PET (msn 4258) are now back in service for the Czech airline.

The ch-aviation fleet database indicates that Saudia's remaining wet-leased passenger fleet includes seven B747-400s leased from Air Atlanta Icelandic (CC, Reykjavik Keflavik) and six A330-200s leased from Onur Air (8Q, Istanbul Atatürk).

Saudia's Chief Executive Jaan Albrecht said last month that he planned to increase the national carrier's fleet to 200 aircraft, up from its current 164, as reported in Arab News. The statement is in line with the airline's SV2020 strategic plan. Saudia currently operates services to 104 destinations in 42 countries.