Saudi Arabian Airlines has entered into a codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines – Asia’s largest airline with a fleet of 700 aircraft.
Saudia is the only airline flying daily non-stop between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and China, flying its state-of-the-art Boeing 777 between Jeddah and Guangzhou - the hub of China Southern Airlines.
Both Saudia and China Southern Airlines are members of the SkyTeam alliance.
The new agreement now enables guests travelling with Saudia to Guangzhou to connect onwards to the cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Wuhan.
Passengers flying with China Southern Airlines will be able to access the Saudia network from Guangzhou and transiting through DXB.
Director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, commented: “With this new partnership, guests flying with Saudia and China Southern Airlines will have additional flexibility and convenience when connecting from long-haul flights to select domestic routes in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and The People’s Republic of China.
“We look forward to welcoming all of our guests onboard.”
The new codeshare enables guests traveling for business or leisure, to benefit from a single ticket reservation and onward baggage check-in all the way through to their final destination.