Saudi Airlines sued after faulty-aircraft deal
A Saudi businessman has filed a $27m lawsuit against Saudi Arabian Airlines after he allegedly bought an ill-equipped aircraft from the airline.
According to Arab News daily, Youssef Al Hamdan filed the SR100m lawsuit through the law firm of Khalid Al Nowaiser.
The daily reported that the lawsuit alleges that Al Hamdan won the tender for the purchase of a Boeing 747 aircraft and he checked it thoroughly before completing his purchase.
But after finalising payment, the businessman discovered that most of the aircraft’s main technical devices were missing. He tried to contact Saudi Airlines on several occasions but neither he nor his law firm has received a positive feedback from the airline.
Al Hamdan told Arab News that he wants Saudia to restore the aircraft to the condition it was in before he made his purchase, or pay him SR100 million as compensation for the technical devices, which he alleges were removed from the aircraft after his purchase.
“I’m seeking compensation for the missing technical devices and we are following up on the proceedings of the case,” the businessman said.