Saudi carrier Riyadh Air unveiled the second of its permanent dual-livery designs at the Dubai Airshow 2023 which began on Monday.
The airline, wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund, is set to commence scheduled passenger services in 2025.
The second livery will see Riyadh Air aircraft with a lavender and indigo paint combination featuring a feather-like design near the rear of the fuselage, the ‘Riyadh Air’ name written in English and Arabic and the airline’s trademark logo on the tail, engines, and aircraft underbelly.
Riyadh Air describes the latest livery as a “theme with striking lines inspired by the twisting canopies of traditional Bedouin tents and elegant curves of Arabic calligraphy.” The indigo signature theme contrasts with a light iridescent fuselage.
Tony Douglas, CEO of Riyadh Air, “As the largest startup in commercial aviation in decades, we are delighted to unveil 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. 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.”
For the Dubai Airshow, Riyadh Air signed a MoU with electric car manufacturer Lucid Motors. At the Riyadh Air pavilion, two Lucid Air cars are wrapped in the Riyadh Air livery while three Lucid Air cars will transport visitors to and from the Dubai Airshow.
Riyadh Air unveiled its first livery in June this year having received its IATA Airline Designator Code (RX) as well as signing a major deal for 90 GEnx engines to power its fleet following its order of up to 72 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners made in March this year.
The airline is reportedly being prepared to fly to more than 100 destinations, contribute to Saudi non-oil GDP growth by US$20 billion and directly and indirectly create over 200,000 new jobs globally and locally.
(Image: Supplied by Riyadh Air)