Saudia News

Saudia breaks passenger records in April

Saudia breaks passenger records in April

11 May 2017 Press Release Airline News

Saudi Arabian Airlines has achieved a new record in its 72 year history, flying 2,906,070 guests in a single month. The figures reflect consistent growth in domestic and international sectors at a time when the carrier is undergoing expansion across its fleet and route network.

Jaan Albrecht, chief executive, Saudi Arabian Airlines

Jaan Albrecht, chief executive, Saudi Arabian Airlines

2 May 2017 Videos

Breaking Travel News talks to Jaan Albrecht, the newly appointed chief executive of Saudi Arabian Airlines, about his ambitious plans to grow the carrier. Also on the agenda is the significance of aviation to the Saudi Arabia Vision 2030 – the plan to diversify the economy about from oil and expand the tourism sector.

Abdulrahman Altayeb, vice president corporate communication, Saudia

Abdulrahman Altayeb, vice president corporate communication, Saudia

25 April 2017 Videos

Abdulrahman Altayeb, vice president corporate communication with Saudi Arabia flag-carrier Saudia, talks to Breaking Travel News at Arabian Travel Market. With so much happening at the airline, he discusses the new First Class suite, the new planes the carrier has on order, and the growth of inbound tourism in the destination.

Boeing delivers first 787 Dreamliner to Saudia

Boeing delivers first 787 Dreamliner to Saudia

3 February 2016 Airline News

Boeing and Saudia, Saudi Arabia’s national airline, have celebrated the triple delivery of two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and a 777-300ER (Extended Range). A third Dreamliner will be delivered to Saudia within the next week. The airline ordered eight 787-9s in 2010.

Saudia develops automatic Wi-Fi connection for luxury passengers

Saudia develops automatic Wi-Fi connection for luxury passengers

Saudia has become the first airline to develop and provide passengers with a dedicated mobile phone application for free in-flight Wi-Fi. Passengers simply scan their ticket’s bar code for free Wi-Fi access. All of Saudia’s First class and Business passengers flying on the airline’s A330s and B777-300s on international routes receive a promotional code when they scan their Boarding Passes via the mobile application.