Saudia announces new seats for B787 and retrofit programme of A330 and B777 fleets “to deliver exceptional comfort”


Saudia has signed a contract with Collins Aerospace as part of its commitment to elevating CX and advancing operational capabilities, including newly designed seats in the airline’s upcoming 787 fleet.

Saudia has signed a contract with Collins Aerospace as part of its commitment to elevating the customer experience and advancing operational capabilities. Under the agreement, Collins Aerospace will install newly designed seats in Saudia’s upcoming Boeing 787 fleet, scheduled for delivery from early 2026 onwards.

Additionally, a comprehensive seat retrofit programme, with the aim to enhance both functionality and aesthetics, is planned for Saudia’s current Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 fleets, starting in late 2025 and concluding by late 2027. The Business Class cabin across Saudia’s wide-body fleet will all consist of private suites for an elevated and comfortable travel experience.

“We are thrilled to join forces with Collins Aerospace to introduce state-of-the-art Business and Economy Class seats into our new fleet, as well as retrofit our existing fleet’s interiors,” said Rossen Dimitrov, Chief Customer Experience Officer, Saudia. “This partnership represents a significant step forward in our commitment to delivering exceptional comfort and convenience to our guests. Additionally, the establishment of additional capabilities in Jeddah underscore our dedication to fostering local expertise and driving economic growth. This synergy reflects the Group’s collective effort to set new standards of excellence in the aviation industry. We are confident that our collaboration with Collins Aerospace will establish a new benchmark for travel with Saudia, benefiting not only the national flag carrier but expanding to the entire Saudia Group.”

Saudia and Collins Aerospace aim to leverage their respective expertise to redefine the passenger experience, creating a seamless fusion of innovation, comfort and style, and setting a new standard for air travel excellence.

“This partnership not only expands our longstanding relationship, but further supports the transformative airline growth underway at Saudia,” said Cynthia Muklevicz, Vice President of Business Development, Collins Aerospace. “Our team is dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that exceed expectations, and we look forward to collaborating closely with Saudia to redefine the standards of comfort and luxury in air travel.”

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