Saudi Arabian Airlines was established in 1945 when US president Franklin D. Roosevelt gifted King Abdul Aziz a twin-engine DC-3 (Dakota) HZ-AAX. A couple of months later, an additional two aircraft were purchased and so began Saudi Arabian Airlines’ journey to being one of the largest carriers in the world.
These days they boast a fleet of 139 modern aircraft, covering over 120 destinations throughout the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. While the airline is officially known as Saudi Arabian Airlines, they operate as Saudia.
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Saudia Airlines History
Saudia Airlines, or Saudi Arabian Airlines, is the flag carrier airline of Saudi Arabia, based in Jeddah. The airline’s main hub is at Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport. Saudia Airlines also own the airline Flyadeal, which specialises in low-cost flights.
Saudia flies to many destinations, including Abha, Abu Dhabi, Al Ahsa, Al Baha, Al Ula, Wedjh, Al-Jawf, Lahore, Arar, Istanbul, Bisha, Bangalore, Alexandria, Cairo, Paris, Chennai, Surabaya, Kuala Lumpur, Medan, Kuwait City, Rome, Male, Algiers, Doha, Gurayat and many others.
The airline is a SkyTeam alliance member. Saudi has codeshare agreements with Aeroflot, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, Garuda Indonesia, Gulf Air, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines and SriLankan Airlines.
Saudia’s fleet consists of A319s, A320s, A321s, A330s, B77s, 787s and Embraer ERJ-170.
Saudi Arabian Airlines Class Fares
Saudi offers customers three classes in most of its aircraft: First, Business and Economy (Guest) class.
On long-haul flights, passengers in First Class are given sleeping suits so they can change and be totally relaxed and comfortable. Saudi Arabian Airlines is a member of the prestigious Chaine des Roitsseurs, a symbol of Executive Meal is served whenever they are ready to have their meal.
Saudi Arabian Airlines’ In-flight Entertainment features the latest state-of-the-art technology aimed at fulfilling passengers’ entertainment needs especially on long-haul flights.
Saudi Arabian Airlines Destinations
Saudia has four hubs across the Kingdom: King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, King Fahd International Airport in Dammam, King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh and Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz Airport in Medina. They fly to over 120 destinations across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America.
Top destinations for Saudi Arabian Airlines:
- New York
Saudi Airlines On Board
Saudia takes pride in offering exceptional service and quality on board all of their aircraft. Regardless of which class you purchase your ticket in, you’re guaranteed a comfortable, relaxing flight. There are three cabin classes to choose from:
- Guest Class (Economy Class)
- Business Class
- First Class
Saudi Airlines Check In
When flying Saudia you have a choice of checking in over the counter at the airport, online or at a self-service kiosk.
Web check-in is available on all domestic routes, as well as selected international ones. The service is available anytime between 24 hours and 3 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of your flight.
Self-service kiosks are available at various airports throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and can also be used to check in up to 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of your flight.
Saudi Airlines Baggage Allowance
Guest Class passengers are entitled to carry one piece of luggage weighing 25kg maximum.
First Class and Business Class passengers are entitled to carry 2 pieces of luggage, each weighing 25kg maximum.
All Saudia Alfursian (Gold/Silver) members and SkyTeam members are allowed to carry one extra piece not exceeding 23kg. These apply for flights within Saudi Arabia.
On International flights, Guest Class passengers are allowed 2 pieces of baggage of up to 23kg and in Business and First Class 2 pieces of baggage of up to 32 kg.
Flights within Saudi Arabia
Guest Class passengers are allowed to check one piece of luggage weighing up to 25kg free of charge. First Class and Business Class passengers are allowed to check two pieces of luggage weighing up to 25kg each free of charge.
Guest Class passengers are allowed to check either two pieces of luggage, weighing up to 23kg each or one piece of luggage weighing 32kg free of charge, depending on which route you fly.
Business and First Class passengers are allowed to check two pieces of luggage weighting up to 32kg each free of charge.
Saudi Airlines Frequent Flyer Program
Saudi operates a frequent flyer program, Alfursan Loyalty to reward regular travellers with the airline.
Alfursan is the Frequent Flyer Program of Saudia which can provide customers with rewards, benefits and privileges. Alfursan members are entitled to a world of benefits and rewards that includes free tickets and upgrades, global lounge access, additional lounge allowance, priority wait-listing and many more.
Saudi Airlines Fleet
The airline operates a fleet of the following aircraft:
- Airbus A319-100
- Airbus A330-300
- Airbus A320-200
- Boeing 777-200
- Boeing 747-400
- Boeing 777-300ER
Saudi AirlinesHub Airport
King Abdulaziz International Airport
One of the busiest airports in Saudi Arabia with passenger and cargo flights. The airport is hub for Saudia and Flynas. Airlines that fly from and to King Abdulaziz International Airport include Aegean, Air Algerie, British Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Egypt Air, Flydubai, Sudan Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Royal Falcon and Turkish Airlines.
SkyTeam Alliance is a leading global airline network, with 20 member airlines. SkyTeam alliance was founded in 2000 and now consists of member airlines such as Aerolineas Argentinas, AeroMexico, Air Europa, China Southern, Alitalia, China Airlines, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM and others. SkyTeam Alliance network has nearly 16,323 daily flights, with 1,052 destinations in 177 countries.