Saudi Arabian Airline and Singapore Airlines develop ties

Saudi Arabian Airlines and Singapore Airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Marketing Cooperation, establishing the framework for a long-term relationship primarily focused on developing routes between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Singapore.The non-binding MoU will foster a closer relationship between the two carriers. It outlines the areas in which the two parties will cooperate, to seek new business opportunities, improve airline efficiency, and ultimately deliver an enhanced customer experience. These areas include: marketing cooperation (e.g. through-checks) for seamless travel; code-share arrangements; schedule coordination, aimed at improving connections for customers travelling beyond; frequent flyer programme cooperation; cargo facilitation.

The MoU excludes cooperation in setting individual ticket fares or cargo rates, or any other activity not exempted under applicable competition laws.

Both Saudi Arabian Airlines and Singapore Airlines also agreed to work together, where possible, to support their respective civil aviation authorities in the further liberalization of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia-Singapore Air Service Agreement, opening up more opportunities for the two airlines to build on the demand for air travel between, and beyond, Saudi Arabia and Singapore.

Mr Abdul Aziz AlHazmi, Executive Vice President Marketing of Saudi Arabian Airlines said, “This historic event of signing the MoU between Saudi Arabian Airlines and Singapore Airlines serves to blend the characteristic strengths of the two world-class carriers for enhanced benefits for both companies, as well as added value for the travelling experience of both airlines’ clientele.”