Founded in 1945, Saudi Arabian Airlines operating as Saudia is the flag carrier airline of Saudi Arabia based in Jeddah. It emerged when U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt presented a Douglas DC-3 as a gift to King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud. A fully owned government agency under the control of the Ministry of Defence, with TWA running the airline under a management contract. Known for its rich culture and history, the colourful past combining with its thriving present, Saudi Arabian Airlines offers the best to its passengers.
The IATA code for this airline is SV.
Saudi Arabian Airlines has now evolved to be one of the world's largest airlines, with a whole fleet of aircraft. The airline has made its way to success by winning various awards in aviation industry such as the Silver MENA Travel, Yahoo Middle East Online Award for best regional online marketing. Quality Cube Award from Lufthansa, Silver Plate from Royal Brunei Airlines for On Time Performance and Diamond Award from On Board Services Magazine are to name a few.
Where does Saudi Arabian Airlines fly to?
Saudi Arabian Airlines operates both domestic and international scheduled flights to over 120 destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Also domestic and international charter flights are operated, mostly during Ramadan and the Hajj season. You can save when you book your flight tickets with Saudi Arabian Airlines, as it offers cheap, affordable, safe and dependable service to destinations all around the globe.
Code-share partner airlines
Saudi Arabian Airlines has code-share agreements with the following airlines - Air Europa, Kenya Airways, SriLankan Airlines, Korean Air, Air France, Alitalia, Kuwait Airways, Middle East Airlines and Gulf Air. Also on May 29, 2012 Saudi joined SkyTeam with no announcement other than its parters listed above. SkyTeam was the last of the three major airline alliances to be formed, the first two being Star Alliance and Oneworld.
The amount of cabin baggage allowed on Saudi Arabian Airline flights depends on the class of travel. Also, the amount of free checked-in baggage depends on the flight destination and the class of travel. Experience a touch of royalty when you fly with Saudi Arabian Airline flights that offer First Class, Business Class and Guest Class for the most comfortable travelling to its passengers.
What to do before leaving for the airport?
Passengers who aboard these flights can check-in online 24 hours to 3 hours before the scheduled flight departure. Web check-in is only available for Saudia domestic flights i.e within Saudi Arabia. Passengers may print their boarding pass and go directly to the bag drop-off, or if you are travelling without checked-in luggage, you may go straight to the security control. Web check-in passengers must be at the boarding gate at least 20 minutes before flight departure.