Riyadh Air unveils second livery design at Dubai Airshow

Riyadh Air unveils second livery design at Dubai Airshow

The lavendar and indigo lines are inspired by the twisting canopies of traditional Bedouin tents

Set to take off in 2025, Saudi Arabia’s new airline, Riyadh Air, unveiled the second of its permanent 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. Lavender and indigo paint has been used for the feather-like design near the rear of the fuselage, and ‘Riyadh Air’ is written in English and Arabic on the side, while the airline’s logo is printed on the tail, engines and aircraft underbelly.

The second livery reflects Saudi Arabia’s forward-thinking ambitions using iridescent colour to add a modern twist.

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Launched in March 2023 by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Prime Minister and Chairman of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), Riyadh Air aims to become the world’s most forward-thinking carrier embracing the best sustainability practices, elevating air travel and setting a new standard for reliability, comfort and hospitality. 

With this vision to shape the future of air travel, Riyadh Air unveiled its first livery at the Paris Air Show in June 2023, 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 same year.

Riyadh Air is set to fly to more than 100 destinations, and contribute to Saudi's non-oil GDP growth by US$20 billion while directly and indirectly creating over 200,000 new jobs globally and locally.


Riyadh Air CEO Tony Douglas 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.”

Riyadh Air have been hosting guests, partners and stakeholders at its 350 square metre pavilion at the Dubai Airshow, held at Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) from 13 to 17 November 2023. The digital-first pavilion showcases Riyadh Air’s ambitions and future plans.

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