Riyadh Air has unveiled the second of its dual-livery designs at the Dubai Airshow 2023.

The latest livery continues Riyadh Air’s indigo theme with striking lines “inspired by the twisting canopies of traditional Bedouin tents and elegant curves of Arabic calligraphy”.

The new look features a sweeping cockpit window design, with the indigo theme contrasted against a light fuselage.

Riyadh Air unveiled its first livery at the Paris Airshow in June this year having previously received its IATA Airline Designator Code (RX) as well as signing a major deal for 90 GEnx engines to power its fleet following a significant order of up to 72 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners made in March.

The second livery will see Riyadh Air aircraft adorned in a lavender and indigo paint featuring a feather-like design near the rear of the fuselage, and ‘Riyadh Air’ written in English and Arabic and the airline’s logo on the tail, engines, and aircraft underbelly.

Riyadh Air strategy

Launched in March 2023, Riyadh Air will play a key role in contributing to Saudi Arabia’s wider economic diversification and jobs creation, toward realising its Vision 2030 goals.

Riyadh Air is set to fly to more than 100 destinations, contributing to Saudi Arabia’s non-oil GDP growth by $20 billion and directly and indirectly creating over 200,000 jobs.

Tony Douglas, the airline’s CEO, said: “As the largest start-up in commercial aviation in decades we are delighted to unveil to the world Riyadh Air’s second livery which will be unmistakable when it takes to the skies in 2025 as we become one of the first international carriers to have permanent dual-liveries on an active fleet.”

“Following our initial launch in March we have had exceptional progress hitting a number of major milestones for the brand through an obsessive eye for detail, digital-native mindset and commitment to embracing the industry’s sustainability best practices.

“We revealed our first livery reveal to global acclaim, announced fleet orders for our wide body aircraft and signed several ground-breaking new partnerships. This iconic second livery is the latest milestone for Riyadh Air as we shape and disrupt the future of air travel and aviation, with many more things to come.”
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