Saudi Arabian Airlines
|Airline||Saudi Arabian Airlines||Major Routes||King Abdulaziz International Airport to/from King Khalid International Airport, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Dubai International Airport, Kuala Lumpur Internatonal Airport, London Heathrow Airport, etc.|
|Official Site||http://www.saudia.com/||Check-In Counter||
|Year Established||1945||Main Destinations||Riyadh, Jeddah, Dhaka, Islamabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Jakarta, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Paris, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Rome, Madrid, Geneva, etc.|
|Frequent Flyer Program||Alfursan Miles|
Saudi Arabian Airlines, also known as Saudia, is the national airline of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudia’s primary hub is located at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. Secondary hubs serving Saudia are located at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh and King Fahd International Airport in Dammam. Saudia was established in 1945, from a twin-engine plane given as a gift to King Abdul Aziz by U.S. President, Franklin Roosevelt. Saudia has grown since then and is currently the third largest airline in the Middle East. Saudia is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization and joined the SkyTeam Alliance in 2012.
* Please ensure to check the official website of Saudi Arabia Airlines for updated and detailed information for checked baggage.
* Please ensure to check the official website of Saudi Arabia Airlines for updated and detailed information for carry-on baggage.
Passengers have the option to choose between three main course dishes for every meal served on board Saudia. An extensive selection of beverages are available, however, no alcoholic drinks are served on any Saudia flights. For passengers with special dietary needs, requests for special meals can be made prior to the flight, such as when booking the air ticket. Special meals available accommodate to different needs such as diabetes, allergies, and religious rules.
Saudia also offers an extensive selection of entertainment options with movies, tv shows, and music. There is also a selection of video games, and passengers can purchase Wi-Fi on select airbus flights. Seats are also equipped with a "Articulated Movement" features which enable seats to adapt to body movements. This seat feature is unique to Saudia aircrafts.
It was my first time flying with Saudia from Jeddah to Manchester. I was flying on Guest class, but the service was comparable to first class cabin service! The seats were very comfortable and there was plenty of legroom compared to other airlines. When I arrived in Manchester early next morning, I was well rested and ready for the day ahead. I will definitely book an air ticket with Saudia again!
We flew from Toronto to Jeddah for a meeting. The Saudia flight departed and arrived on time and we were greeted by really friendly and accommodating staff on board. We also flew with Saudia on our way home to Toronto, and the service was equally great, not to mention the food was top-notch! We even recommended flying with Saudia to our colleagues. I look forward to our next business trip on Saudia!
A. Special meals can be requested when you book your Saudia air ticket online. You can select your meal preferences from a drop down list. Requests must be made at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
A. An e-ticket serves the same purpose as a paper air ticket, however, all information on an e-ticket is electronically stored, and can be downloaded onto your smartphone.
A. Passengers with no prior reservation are advised to contact the Saudia sales office at the airport and make necessary arrangements. Additional fees may have to be paid and the passenger will be issued a stand-by air ticket.
Saudia offers the ‘Alfursan’ membership which can be obtained by simply signing up on the website. There are no fees to join or gain membership. Points earned through Alfursan can be redeemed for purchasing air tickets, and more points can be earned by shopping at Saudia afflicted stores. In addition to purchasing an air ticket, Alfursan points can be used for upgrades and additional baggage allowance. Members start at the Blue membership tier, and as points are accumulated, members can qualify for upgrades to Silver and Gold tiers. Alfursan points can also be used to purchase an air ticket with other SkyTeam Alliance member airlines.
Passengers with an e-ticket for Saudia flights can check-in online from 24 hours up to 1 ½ hours before departure time by accessing the Saudia website at www.saudia.com and clicking on the web check-in option under the “Travel With Saudia” drop-down menu. Passengers who check-in prior to arriving at the airport can download their air ticket onto their smart phones, and save time at the service counters.
At the airport, passengers can check-in via the self-service Saudia kiosks, located near the Saudia service counters. Passengers who have check-in luggage will have to stop by the service counter after checking in through the kiosk to drop off luggage.
Passengers can check-in at the Saudia service counters of the airport 2-4 hours prior to departure time. Passengers who require special assistance or needs, or looking to change reservation details are recommended to check-in at the service counter.