The agreement was announced at the Paris Air Show by Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation, and Christian Scherer, Airbus chief commercial officer.
Saudia Cargo has signed agreements with three major companies to construct a new cargo handling facility at King Abdulaziz International Airport.
Saudi Arabian Airlines, the national flag carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, welcomed passengers to the newly-opened King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah earlier.
With a new airport weeks away from opening, new planes arriving, and new on-board services rolling out, it is all change at flag-carrier Saudia. Here chief executive Jaan Albrecht tells Breaking Travel News all about it and explains how the carrier fits into the changing hospitality sector in Saudia Arabia.
Launching just seven months ago, Con Korfiatis, chief executive with flyadeal explains how the Saudi-based low-cost airline plans to expand from domestic to international operations this year. With an order of up to 50 narrow-body planes on the horizon, it is an exciting time for aviation in the region.
Saudia has achieved outstanding operational performance and an unprecedented number of guests flown, total flights operated, and seat capacity during 2017. The total number of passengers that travelled with the national carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia rose significantly last year to reach more than 32 million guests.
Saudi Arabian Airlines has for the last two years been consistently adding new aircraft to its fleet, acquiring the latest aircraft types – both narrow and wide-body – to meet its expansion plans.
Abdulrahman Altayeb, vice president of corporate communication with flag-carrier Saudia, tells Breaking Travel News about the role the airline has to play in the development of Vision 2030. As Saudi Arabia seeks to boost its hospitality sector, the role of the carrier is likely to prove vital.