Saudi Arabian Airlines

Saudi Arabian Airlines

The national airline of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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About Saudi Arabian Airlines

IATA code

SV

ICAO code

SVA

SAUDIA headquarters

Jeddah

Main operational airport

King Abdulaziz International Airport

Number of destinations covered by SAUDIA

Around 95

Most popular destination

RUH, JED, CAI, DMM

Most popular routes

RUH - JED, JED - RUH, RUH - CAI, JED CAI

Year of establishment

1945

Parent company

Government of Saudi Arabia

Popular fleet

Airbus A320-214, Airbus A321, Airbus A330-343, Boeing B777-368ER, Boeing B787

Saudi airlines contact number (within KSA)

920022222

Saudi airlines website

www.saudia.com

Saudia contact number

920022222

Saudi Arabian Airlines, also known as SAUDIA, is ranked among the largest airlines in the Middle East. 

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Historical Highlights:

  • When SAUDIA was first established: It only owned a single twin-engine DC-3 (Dakota) HZ-AAX. In fact, it was a gift from former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt to King Abdul Aziz.
  • Months later: 2 more DC-3s were purchased.
  • In 1946: SAUDIA was declared an operating agency of the Ministry of Defense.
  • In 1954: SAUDIA purchased its first pressurized aircraft, 10 Convair 340s.
  • In 1961: SAUDIA started flying to Sharjah and Tehran. Moreover, SAUDIA introduced in- Kingdom training programs and purchased 2 Boeing 720-Bs 
  • In 1962: SAUDIA became the first airline in the region to operate a commercial jet using B720-Bs.
  • In 2009: SAUDIA signed an agreement with SITA to upgrade the technical infrastructure and link 250 SV offices online in around 60 countries. Also, SAUDIA purchased its first Boeing 777 aircraft and received 2 Airbus 320.
  • In 2012: Saudia received 2 Boeing 777-300ERs and 20 aircraft from the American manufacturer. Later in the same year, it rejuvenated its identity with a new logo and slogan, “Welcome to Your World”. 
  • In 2015: SAUDIA launched the SV2020 flight. Furthermore, SAUDIA has signed a deal to acquire 50 state-of-the-art Airbus aircraft, including 20 (A330-300s) Regional planes and 30  (A320s).
  • In  2016: SAUDIA revealed its all-new luxurious first-class B777-300ER suite.
  • In 2018: SAUDIA carried 16.8 million on 77,000 flights between January and April. 

SAUDIA Fleet

SAUDIA aircraft choices follow the airline's requirements as well as the operation strategy. It’s keen on constantly upgrading and modernizing its fleet through purchasing from major international producers. As a result, SAUDIA currently owns around 144 aircraft which are considered among the most advanced wide-bodied jets.

SAUDIA fleet includes: 

  • Airbus (93 Aircraft)*
  • Airbus A320-214
  • Airbus A321
  • Airbus A330-343
  • Boeing (51 Aircraft)
  • Boeing B777-368ER
  • Boeing B787

*For passengers with disabilities

SAUDIA Flight Booking

  • Saudi airlines ticket prices are affordable as customers can choose between 3 airline classes. 
  • SAUDIA in-flight shopping service, Skysales, is the recipient of international awards for excellence for its outstanding customer service.
  • SAUDIA  joined SkyTeam global alliance by signing agreements with member airlines. Consequently, Saudi airlines became the 16th member of SkyTeam alliance and the first member in the Middle East.
  • SAUDIA’s frequent flyer programme ALFURSAN rewards loyal customers with free flights, upgrades, lounge access, additional baggage allowance, priority check-in & boarding, and standby status.

SAUDIA Cargo

SAUDIA depends on Express for expedited shipping to ensure rapid delivery to more than 900 destinations in 175 countries. During the shipping, controlled temperature is maintained to ensure the safe delivery of fresh products and pharmaceutical shipments. Saudia air cargo products also include fashion services for high-end clothes and accessories.

Saudi Arabian Airlines Recognitions and Awards

Year Award

Award Type

2021

FIVE-STAR GLOBAL AIRLINE 2021 BY APEX

2020

Saudi Arabia's Leading Private Jet Charter 2020 Nomination in World Travel Award

2019

Best Hajj Airline Carrier by the Council of British Hajjis United Kingdom (CBUK)

2019

Best First Class Amenity Kit - Awarded By PAX International

2019

Gold Award for Business Class the Middle East

(Awards & Recognitions)

Saudi Arabian Airlines Codeshare Partners

Since a codeshare agreement is one way to expand services to more destinations, SAUDIA has partnered with the below airlines:

Travel Updates

Check out the latest travel, safety, and entry requirements for Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabian Airlines services for Economy Class, Business Class and First Class

Economy Class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Entertainment system 
  • International cuisine
  • Giveaways

Business Class

  • Spacious seats
  • Adjustable headrests
  • International cuisine 
  • Entertainment system
  • Giveaways

First Class

  • Adjustable seats for extra comfort
  • Personal monitors equipped with an entertainment system
  • International cuisine
  • Welcome drinks
  • Adjustable headrest
  • Overnight kit & sleeping suite for long flights

Saudi Arabian Airlines Baggage Allowance

International Flights - Economy Class

Country

Checked Bag(s) 23kg

HandBag(s) 7kg

CheckedBag(s) 23kg

HandBag(s) 7kg

Checked Bag(s) 23kg

HandBag(s) 7kg

Checked Bag(s) 23kg

HandBag(s) 7kg

Middle East

 

Not included



 

1



 

1

      1



 

2



 

1



 

2



 

1



 

Asia

Europe

North America

2

Africa

1

Business Class
 

 

Basic

Semi-Flex

Flex

Country

Checked Bag(s) 32kg

Hand Bag(s) 12kg

Checked Bag(s) 32kg

Hand Bag(s) 12kg

Checked Bag(s) 32kg

Hand Bag(s) 12kg

Middle East

2


 

1


 

2


 

1


 

2


 

1


 

Asia

Europe

North America

Africa

First Class

 

Semi-Flex

 

Flex

 

Country

Checked Bag(s) 32kg

Hand Bag(s) 12kg

Checked Bag(s) 32kg

Hand Bag(s) 12kg

Middle East

2


 

1


 

2


 

1


 

Asia

Europe

North America

Africa

Saudi Arabian Airlines Check-in Information

For passengers with a confirmed e-ticket, online check-in can be made between 48 hours and 60 minutes before departure time. Web check-in is available for All domestic flights & selected international flights.

  • Web check-in is currently unavailable for Passengers with special service requests such as wheelchairs, visual/ hearing impairments, extra seats, or accompanied pets.
  • Departure gates close 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time for both domestic & international flights.
  • Passengers can issue the Boarding Passes at Check-in Counters, Via Email or by receipting the printed boarding pass (paper).

SAUDIA may choose to cancel seats booked through online check-in in case of:

  • Arriving late at the boarding gate.
  • Not having valid travel documents, including a visa to the destination and/or transit stops.

Note: Passengers using the web check-in are required to produce a valid photo identification using the boarding pass for security clearance and boarding (passport/official photo identification). Failing to comply with this rule will result in denied boarding. 

FAQs for Saudi Arabian Airlines

  • Does Saudi Arabian Airlines allow web check-in?

    Yes, Saudi Arabian Airlines allows web check-in.

  • Does Saudi Arabian Airlines provide online seat selection?

    Yes, Saudi Arabian Airlines offers online seat selection at a nominal fee or free. It depends on your flight booking.

  • How many routes does Saudi Arabian Airlines service in total/as overall?

    The total number of routes serviced by Saudi Arabian Airlines is 523.

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