Skyteam member this week has outlined planned Boeing 787-9 operations, currently scheduled to enter service from Feb 2016. Initially the Boeing 787-9 will operate domestic flights, as well as Gulf service to/from Dubai, followed by service to Europe and China from March 2016.
Configuration of the 787-9 is J24Y274, total 298 seats.
Planned Boeing 787-9 operation as follow.
eff 01FEB16 Jeddah – Riyadh Various frequencies. First flight scheduled on SV1020 from JED to RUH eff 01FEB16 Jeddah – Dammam Various frequencies eff 01FEB16 Jeddah – Dubai 1 daily SV588/589 (until 29FEB16) eff 01MAR16 Jeddah – Guangzhou 2 weekly eff 01MAR16 Jeddah – Manchester 4 weekly eff 01MAR16 Jeddah – Paris CDG 1 daily eff 01MAR16 Riyadh – Guangzhou 3 weekly
Planned Saudia Boeing 787-9 operational routes and service entry dates remain subject to change.