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Saudia
Saudia
(Arabic: السعودية‎ as-Suʿūdiyyah), also known as Saudi Arabian Airlines (الخطوط الجوية العربية السعودية), is the national carrier[2] airline of Saudi Arabia, based in Jeddah.[3] The airline's main operational base is at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh
Riyadh
and King Fahd International Airport
King Fahd International Airport
in Dammam
Dammam
are secondary hubs. The new Dammam
Dammam
airport was opened for commercial use on 28 November 1999. Dhahran International Airport
Dhahran International Airport
in use until then, has reverted to being used as a military base. The airline is the third largest in the Middle East in terms of revenue, behind Emirates and Qatar Airways.[4] It operates domestic and international scheduled flights to over 85 destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Domestic and international charter flights are operated, mostly during the Ramadan
Ramadan
and the Hajj
Hajj
season. Saudia
Saudia
is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization and joined the SkyTeam
SkyTeam
airline alliance on 29 May 2012.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Early years 1.2 Development since the 2000s

2 Destinations

2.1 Codeshare agreements

3 Fleet

3.1 Current fleet 3.2 Historic fleet 3.3 Other aircraft

4 In-flight services 5 Incidents and accidents 6 References 7 External links

History[edit] Early years[edit]

Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 707
Boeing 707
at London Heathrow Airport
London Heathrow Airport
in 1969

Saudi Arabian Airlines Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
at London
London
Heathrow Airport in 1987

A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747SP
Boeing 747SP
lands at Stuttgart Airport, Germany. (1989)

A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 737-200
Boeing 737-200
at Bahrain International Airport. (1995)

When U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
presented a Douglas DC-3 as a gift to King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud
King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud
in 1945, the event marked the Kingdom's gradual development of civil aviation. The nation's flag carrier, Saudia, was founded as Saudi Arabian Airlines on September 1945[5] as a fully owned government agency under the control of the Ministry of Defense, with TWA
TWA
running the airline under a management contract. From the beginning until the end, Jeddah-Kandara airport—very near the town center-served as the flag carrier's main base. Among the airline's early operations was a special flight from Lydda in Palestine (today Lod
Lod
in Israel, site of Ben-Gurion International Airport), a British Mandate at that time, to carry Hajj
Hajj
pilgrims to Jeddah. The airline used five DC-3 aircraft to launch scheduled operations on the Jeddah-Riyadh-Hofuf- Dhahran
Dhahran
route in March 1947, followed by its first international service between Jeddah
Jeddah
and Cairo in the same month. Service to Damascus
Damascus
and Beirut
Beirut
followed in early 1948. The following year the first of five Bristol 170s was received. These aircraft offered the airline the flexibility of carrying both passengers and cargo. In 1962, the airline took delivery of two Boeing
Boeing
720s, becoming the fourth Middle Eastern airline to fly jet aircraft, after Middle East Airlines and Cyprus Airways
Cyprus Airways
with the de Havilland Comet in 1960 and El Al with the Boeing 707
Boeing 707
in 1961.[6] On 19 February 1963, the airline became a registered company, with King Faisal of Saudi Arabia signing the papers that declared Saudia
Saudia
a fully independent company. DC-6s and Boeing
Boeing
707s were later bought, and the airline joined the AACO, the Arab Air Carriers Organization. Services were started to Sharjah, Tehran, Khartoum, Mumbai, Tripoli, Tunis, Rabat, Geneva, Frankfurt, and London. In the 1970s, a new livery was introduced. The carrier's name was changed to Saudia
Saudia
on 1 April 1972. Boeing
Boeing
737s and Fokker F-28s were bought, with the 737s replacing the Douglas DC-9. The airline operated their first Boeing
Boeing
747s service in 1977 when three Jumbo Jets were leased from Middle East Airlines
Middle East Airlines
and deployed on the London
London
sector. The first all-cargo flights between Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
and Europe were started, and Lockheed L-1011s and Fairchild FH-27s were introduced. New services, including the Arabian Express 'no reservation shuttle flights' between Jeddah
Jeddah
and Riyadh. The Special Flight Services (SFS) was set up as a special unit of Saudia, and operates special flights for the Royal family and government agencies. Service was also started to Rome, Paris, Muscat, Kano, and Stockholm. The Pan Am/ Saudia
Saudia
joint service between Dhahran
Dhahran
and New York City started on 3 February 1979. In the 1980s services such as Saudia
Saudia
Catering began. Flights were started to Athens, Bangkok, Dhaka, Mogadishu, Nairobi, New York City, Madrid, Singapore, Manila, Delhi, Islamabad, Seoul, Baghdad, Amsterdam, Colombo, Nice, Lahore, Brussels, Dakar, Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
and Taipei. Horizon Class, a business class service, was established to offer enhanced service. Cargo hubs were built at Brussels
Brussels
and Taipei. Airbus
Airbus
A300s, Boeing
Boeing
747s, and Cessna
Cessna
Citations were also added to the fleet, the Citations for the SFS service. In 1989 services to Larnaca and Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa
began. On July 1, 1982, the first nonstop service from Jeddah
Jeddah
to New York City
New York City
was initiated with Boeing 747SP
Boeing 747SP
aircraft. This was followed by a Riyadh-New York route. In the 1990s, services to Orlando, Chennai, Asmara, Washington, D.C., Johannesburg, Alexandria, Milan, Málaga (seasonal), and Sanaa (resumption) were introduced. Boeing
Boeing
777s, MD-90s and MD-11s were introduced. New female flight attendant uniforms designed by Adnan Akbar were introduced. A new corporate identity was launched on 16 July 1996, featuring a sand colored fuselage with contrasting dark blue tailfin, the center of which featured a stylized representation of the House of Saud
House of Saud
crest. The Saudia
Saudia
name was dropped in the identity revamp, with Saudi Arabian Airlines name used. Development since the 2000s[edit] On 8 October 2000, Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Saudi Minister of Defense and Aviation, signed a contract to conduct studies for the privatization of Saudi Arabian Airlines. In preparation for this, the airline was restructured to allow non-core units—including Saudia
Saudia
catering, ground handling services and maintenance as well as the Prince Sultan Flight Academy in Jeddah—to be transformed into commercial units and profit centers. In April 2005, the Saudi government indicated that the airline may also lose its monopoly on domestic services.[7] Saudi Arabian Airlines achieved operational profits in 2002, which doubled in 2003, but the profits were primarily due to over one billion riyals on deferred income amortised annually in the income statement, courtesy of the 70 aircraft gifted to the airline by the Saudi government. In 2004, the airline carried over 15 million passengers and recorded a 14% rise in profits. In April the following year the airline ordered 15 Embraer E-170LR aircraft in a deal worth $400 million.[citation needed] In 2006, Saudia
Saudia
began the process of dividing itself into Strategic Business Units (SBU); the catering unit was the first to be privatized.[8] In August 2007, Saudi Arabia's Council of Ministers approved the conversion of strategic units into companies. It is planned that ground services, technical services, air cargo and the Prince Sultan Aviation Academy, medical division, as well as the catering unit, will become subsidiaries of a holding company.[9] The airline reverted to its abbreviated English brand name Saudia (used from 1972 to 1996) from Saudi Arabian Airlines (historic name in use until 1971 and reintroduced in 1997) on 29 May 2012; the name was changed to celebrate the company's entry into the SkyTeam
SkyTeam
airline alliance on that day, and it was a part of a larger rebranding initiative.[10] Saudia
Saudia
received 64 new jets by the end of 2012 (6 from Boeing
Boeing
and 58 from Airbus). Another 8 Boeing
Boeing
787-9 aircraft started to join the fleet in 2015.[11] In April 2016, Saudia
Saudia
announced the creation of a low-cost subsidiary, Flyadeal. The airline was launched as part of Saudia
Saudia
Group's SV2020 Transformation Strategy, which intends to transform the group's units into world-class organisations by 2020. Flyadeal
Flyadeal
serves domestic and regional destinations, began flights in mid-2017.[12] Destinations[edit] Main article: Saudia
Saudia
destinations Codeshare agreements[edit] Saudia
Saudia
has codeshare agreements with SkyTeam
SkyTeam
partners and with the following airlines:[13]

Korean Air[14] Oman Air Royal Air Maroc

Fleet[edit] Current fleet[edit]

Saudia
Saudia
Boeing
Boeing
777-200ER

Saudia
Saudia
Boeing
Boeing
777-300ER

Saudia
Saudia
Boeing
Boeing
747-400

Saudia
Saudia
Cargo Boeing
Boeing
747-8F

Saudia
Saudia
Boeing
Boeing
787 Dreamliner

As of April 2018, the Saudia
Saudia
fleet consists of the following aircraft including its passenger and cargo fleet:[15][16]

Saudia
Saudia
Fleet

Aircraft Total Orders Passengers Notes

F J Y Total

Airbus
Airbus
A320-200 52 2 – 12 120 132 HZ-ASF in Skyteam Livery, 4 stored

20 96 116

12 132 144

Airbus
Airbus
A321-200 15 — – 20 145 165

Airbus
Airbus
A330-200 6 — NYA Leased from Onur Air

Airbus
Airbus
A330-300 12 — – 36 262 298 HZ-AQL in Skyteam Livery HZ-AQE in Saudi National Day Livery

252 288

20 — – 30 300 330 Launch operator of A330 Regional

Boeing
Boeing
747-400 7 — NYA Leased from Air Atlanta Icelandic

Boeing
Boeing
777-200ER 23 — 24 38 170 232 HZ-AKA in Skyteam Livery, 20 stored

– 14 327 341

Boeing
Boeing
777-300ER 35 — 12 36 242 290 HZ-AK28 in Famous Saudi Arabian Landmarks special livery

24 245 305

– 30 351 381

383 413

Boeing
Boeing
787-9 12 1 – 24 274 298

Saudia
Saudia
Cargo Fleet

Boeing
Boeing
747-400BDSF 5 —

Cargo

Operated by Air Atlanta Icelandic
Air Atlanta Icelandic
and MyCargo Airlines.[17]

Boeing
Boeing
747-400F 1 —

Cargo

Operated by MyCargo Airlines

Boeing
Boeing
747-400ERF 2 —

Cargo

1 stored, Operated by MyCargo Airlines.[17]

Boeing
Boeing
747-8F 2 —

Cargo

1 stored

Boeing
Boeing
777F 4 —

Cargo

Saudia
Saudia
Albayraq

Airbus
Airbus
A319-100 3 — – 48 – 48 Operates between Jeddah
Jeddah
and Riyadh
Riyadh
[18] Leased from PrivatAir

Total 199 3

Historic fleet[edit]

Saudia
Saudia
Convair 340
Convair 340
in 1959

Saudia
Saudia
Lockheed L-1011
Lockheed L-1011
in 1985

Saudia
Saudia
Airbus
Airbus
A300-600R in 2010

Saudia
Saudia
Airbus
Airbus
A320 boarding in KKIA Riyadh
Riyadh
in 2017

Saudia
Saudia
formerly operated the following aircraft:[19]

Fleet history

Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes

Airbus
Airbus
A300-600 11 1984 2012

Airbus
Airbus
A310-300F 1 2010 2013

Airbus
Airbus
A319-100 2 2007 2017 Leased from Czech Airlines

Airbus
Airbus
A340-300 4 1999 2014

Boeing
Boeing
707-320 Unknown 1968 1997

Boeing
Boeing
727-100 1 1976 2000s Operated for Saudi Arabian Royal Flight

Boeing
Boeing
737-200 26 1972 2007

Boeing
Boeing
747-100 19 1981 2010

Boeing
Boeing
747-200 33 1979 2012

Boeing
Boeing
747-200F 7 1981 2012

Boeing
Boeing
747-300 18 1985 2013 Eight aircraft stored

Boeing
Boeing
747-300SF 1 2014 2015

Boeing
Boeing
747-400 14 1997 2016

Boeing
Boeing
747SP 2 1981 1992

Boeing
Boeing
757-200 10 2008 2011

Boeing
Boeing
767-200ER 5 2003 2012

Boeing
Boeing
767-300ER 6 2012 2012

Convair 340 Unknown 1960s 1970s

Embraer ERJ-170 15 2005 2016 All aircraft stored

Fokker F28 Unknown 1977 1990s

Lockheed L1011 Tristar 24 1977 1998

Lockheed L1011 Tristar
Lockheed L1011 Tristar
500 2 1970s Unknown Operated for Saudi Arabian Royal Flight

McDonnell Douglas DC-8
Douglas DC-8
series 37 1977 1998

McDonnell Douglas DC-9 3 1967 1972

McDonnell Douglas DC-10 1 1975 1990s

McDonnell Douglas MD-11F 4 1998 2014 All aircraft stored

McDonnell Douglas MD-11 2 1998 2013 Operated for Saudi Arabian Royal Flight

McDonnell Douglas MD-90 29 1998 2013 Two aircraft stored

Other aircraft[edit]

A Saudi Arabian Airlines Gulfstream IV
Gulfstream IV
at Edinburgh Airport, Scotland. (2009)

Saudi Royal Flight Airbus
Airbus
A340-200 that is the lone exception to Royal Flight aircraft in Saudia
Saudia
livery at JFK Airport, 2017.

Saudi Royal Flight Boeing
Boeing
747-400 parked at JFK Airport, 2018. The above A340-200 is parked behind it.

Saudia
Saudia
Special
Special
Flight Services, VIP flights, and Private Aviation operate the following, a number of which sport the airline's livery

6 Beechcraft Bonanza
Beechcraft Bonanza
(training) 2 Dassault Falcon 900
Dassault Falcon 900
(government use) 4 Dassault Falcon 7X
Dassault Falcon 7X
(charter) 6 Gulfstream IV
Gulfstream IV
(government use) 6 Hawker 400XP
Hawker 400XP
(government use)

Additionally Saudia
Saudia
Royal Flight division operates larger aircraft of government and Royal family under Saudia
Saudia
flight code and colour scheme (except for a single aircraft), these include

2 Airbus
Airbus
A340-200X (1 not in Saudia
Saudia
livery) 1 Boeing
Boeing
747SP 1 Boeing
Boeing
747-300 1 Boeing
Boeing
747-400 1 Boeing
Boeing
757-200 2 Boeing
Boeing
777-300ER

Some military C-130s are also painted with the Saudia
Saudia
colors and are flown by Royal Saudi Air Force crews to support Saudi official activities in the region and Europe. .

In-flight services[edit] The inflight magazine of Saudia
Saudia
is called Ahlan Wasahlan (Arabic: أهلاً وسهلاً‎ "Hello and Welcome"). No alcoholic beverages[20] or pork are served on board in accordance with Islamic dietary laws. Its selected Airbus
Airbus
A330-300
A330-300
and Boeing
Boeing
777-300ER aircraft are equipped with Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
and mobile network portability on board. Most aircraft also offer onboard specialized prayer areas.[21] Incidents and accidents[edit]

On 25 September 1959, a Saudia
Saudia
Douglas DC-4/C-54A-5-DO (registration HZ-AAF), performed a belly landing shortly after take-off from the old Jeddah
Jeddah
Airport. The cause of the accident was gust locks not deactivated by the mechanic, followed by a stall. All 67 passengers and 5 crew survived.[22] On 9 February 1968, a Douglas C-47
Douglas C-47
(Registration HZ-AAE) was damaged beyond economic repair at an unknown location.[23] On 10 November 1970, a Douglas DC-3
Douglas DC-3
on a flight from Amman Civil Airport, Jordan
Jordan
to King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia was hijacked and diverted to Damascus
Damascus
Airport, Syria.[24] On 11 July 1972, a Douglas C-47B (Registration HZ-AAK) was damaged beyond economic repair in an accident at Tabuk Airport.[25] On 19 August 1980, Saudia
Saudia
Flight 163, a Lockheed L-1011-200 TriStar (HZ-AHK), operating Karachi-Riyadh-Jeddah, was completely destroyed by fire at Riyadh
Riyadh
airport with the loss of all 301 people on board due to delays in evacuating the aircraft.[26] This was the deadliest accident experienced by Saudia
Saudia
until 312 were killed in the loss of Flight 763 over 16 years later. On 22 December 1980, Saudia
Saudia
Flight 162, a Lockheed L-1011-200 TriStar, operating Dhahran
Dhahran
to Karachi, experienced an explosive decompression, penetrating the passenger cabin. The hole sucked out two passengers and depressurized the cabin.[27] On 5 April 1984, a Saudia
Saudia
Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
on final approach to Damascus
Damascus
from Jeddah
Jeddah
was hijacked by a Syrian national. The hijacker demanded to be taken to Istanbul, Turkey
Turkey
but changed his mind and requested to go to Stockholm, Sweden. After landing in Istanbul
Istanbul
to refuel, the hijacker was arrested after the pilot pushed him out of the emergency exit.[28] On 12 November 1996, a Saudia
Saudia
Boeing
Boeing
747-100B (HZ-AIH), operating flight 763, was involved in the 1996 Charkhi Dadri
Charkhi Dadri
mid-air collision. The aircraft was on its way from New Delhi, India, to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia when a Kazakhstan Airlines
Kazakhstan Airlines
Ilyushin Il-76
Ilyushin Il-76
(UN-76435) collided with it over the village of Charkhi Dadri, some miles west of New Delhi. Flight 763 was carrying 312 people, all of whom, along with 37 more on the Kazakh aircraft, died, for a grand total of 349 fatalities.[29][30] The loss of Flight 763 alone remains Saudia's worst accident in terms of fatalities. The accident overall also remains the world's deadliest mid-air collision and the third-deadliest aviation disaster in history, as well as the deadliest one with no survivors.[citation needed] On 14, October 2000, Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight 115,[31] flying from Jeddah
Jeddah
to London
London
was hijacked en route by two men who claimed they were armed with explosives. The hijackers commandeered the Boeing 777-200ER
777-200ER
(HZ-AKH) to Baghdad, Iraq, where all 90 passengers and 15 crew members were safely released. The two hijackers, identified as Lieutenant Faisal Naji Hamoud Al-Bilawi and First Lieutenant Ayesh Ali Hussein Al-Fareedi,[32] both Saudi citizens, were arrested and later extradited to Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
in 2003.[33][34] On 23 August 2001, at Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
International Airport, Malaysia, a Boeing
Boeing
747-300 (Registration HZ-AIO) suffered nose damage as it entered a monsoon drainage ditch while it was being taxied by Maintenance staff from the hangar to the gate before a return flight to Saudi Arabia. None of the six crew members on board at the time were injured, but the aircraft was written off[35][36] On 8 September 2005, a Boeing 747
Boeing 747
traveling from Colombo
Colombo
to Jeddah, carrying mostly Sri Lankan nationals to take up employment in the Kingdom, received a false alarm claiming that a bomb had been planted on board. The aircraft returned to Colombo. During the evacuation, there was a passenger stampede in the wake of which one Sri Lankan woman died, 62 were injured, and 17 were hospitalized. The aircraft had taken on a load of 420 passengers in Colombo.[37] According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka, the probable cause was a "Breakdown of timely and effective communication amongst Aerodrome Controller and Ground Handling (SriLankan Airlines) personnel had prevented a timely dispatch of the stepladders to the aircraft to deplane the passengers in a timely manner, which resulted in the Pilot-In-Command to order an emergency evacuation of the passengers through slides after being alarmed by the bomb threat."[38] On 25 May 2008, an Air Atlanta Icelandic
Air Atlanta Icelandic
aircraft operating for Saudi Arabian Airlines as Flight 810 (TF-ARS) from Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport, Madinah
Madinah
made an unscheduled landing at Zia International Airport (now Shahjalal International Airport), Dhaka. During the roll the tower controller reported that he saw a fire on the right hand wing. Upon vacating the runway, the crew received a fire indication for engine number three. The fire extinguisher was activated and all engines were shut down. The aircraft, a Boeing 747-357, which was damaged beyond repair, was successfully evacuated.[39] Only minor injuries were incurred.[40] Investigations revealed a fuel leak where the fuel enters the front spar for engine number three.[39] On 5 January 2014, a leased Boeing
Boeing
767 operating under Saudia
Saudia
was forced to make an emergency landing at Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz Airport in Medina
Medina
after landing gear failed to deploy. 29 people were injured in the incident.[41][42] On 5 August 2014, a Boeing
Boeing
747-400 (reg. HZ-AIX) operating as flight 871 from Manila
Manila
to Riyadh
Riyadh
veered off the runway 24 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila
Manila
while positioning for takeoff. No one on the plane or on ground were injured.[43]

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CityLine Luxair Malmö Aviation Martinair Meridiana Mistral Air Montenegro Airlines Neos Nextjet Niki Olympic Air Onur Air Pegasus Airlines Portugália Airlines PrivatAir Scandinavian Airlines SATA Air Açores SunExpress Swiss International Air Lines TAP Air Portugal TAROM Turkish Airlines TUIfly Vueling Virgin Atlantic Wamos Air White Airways Widerøe

Latin America and the Caribbean regional office

ABSA Cargo Airline Aerolíneas Argentinas Aeroméxico Austral Líneas Aéreas Avianca Avianca
Avianca
Brazil Avianca
Avianca
Costa Rica Avianca
Avianca
Ecuador Avianca
Avianca
El Salvador Avianca
Avianca
Perú Azul Brazilian Airlines Bahamasair Boliviana de Aviación Caribbean Airlines Cayman Airways Copa Airlines Copa Airlines
Copa Airlines
Colombia Cubana de Aviación Gol Transportes Aéreos Insel Air Interjet LATAM Argentina LATAM Brasil LATAM Cargo Brasil LATAM Cargo Chile LATAM Cargo Mexico LATAM Chile LATAM Colombia LATAM Ecuador LATAM Paraguay LATAM Perú LIAT MasAir SBA Airlines Sky Airline Surinam Airways TAME Volaris

Middle East and North Africa regional office

Air Algérie Air Arabia Air Cairo AlMasria Universal Airlines DHL International Aviation ME EgyptAir Emirates Etihad Airways Flydubai FlyEgypt Gulf Air Iran Air Iran Air
Iran Air
Tours Iran Aseman Airlines Jazeera Airways Jordan
Jordan
Aviation Kish Air Kuwait Airways Mahan Air Mauritania Airlines International Middle East Airlines Nesma Airlines Nile Air Nouvelair Oman Air Qatar Airways Royal Air Maroc Royal Jordanian Safi Airways Saudia Syrian Air Tassili Airlines Tunisair Yemenia

North America regional office

Air Canada Air Transat Alaska Airlines American Airlines Atlas Air Cargojet
Cargojet
Airways Delta Air Lines FedEx Express Hawaiian Airlines JetBlue
JetBlue
Airways United Airlines UPS Airlines WestJet

Russia and the CIS regional office

Aeroflot Air Astana Air Moldova AirBridgeCargo Azerbaijan Airlines Belavia Dniproavia Georgian Airways Nordavia Nordwind Airlines Rossiya Airlines S7 Airlines Ukraine International Airlines Ural Airlines Utair
Utair
Aviation Uzbekistan Airways Volga-Dnepr Airlines

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Members of the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO)

Afriqiyah Airways Air Algérie Air Arabia Air Cairo EgyptAir Emirates Etihad Airways flydubai flynas Gulf Air Iraqi Airways Jordan
Jordan
Aviation Kuwait Airways Libyan Airlines Middle East Airlines Nile Air Nouvelair Oman Air Palestinian Airlines Qatar Airways Rotana Jet Royal Air Maroc Royal Jordanian Saudia Sudan Airways Syrian Air Tassili Airline

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