Saudi Arabian Airlines

Saudi Arabian Airlines

Saudi Arabian Airlines
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Saudi Arabian Airlines Information

Saudi Arabian Airlines IATA
SV
Saudi Arabian Airlines ICAO
SVA
Saudi Arabian Airlines Callsign
SAUDIA
Founded 1945
Hubs
  • Dammam-King Fahd International Airport
  • Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport
  • Riyadh-King Khalid International Airport
Frequent flyer program Alfursan
Fleet size 98 (+54 orders)
Destinations 76
Company slogan A New Era...
Parent company Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Headquarters Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Key people HRH Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz (CEO)
Khalid Abdullah Almolhem (Director General)
Website www.saudiairlines.com

Saudi Arabian Airlines

Saudi Arabian Airlines also known as “Saudia” is the national air carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). It has over 90 domestic and international destinations covering Asia, Africa, Middle East, North America and Europe.

This airline also operates several chartered flights during the seasons of Hajj and Ramzan. Saudi Arabian Airlines operates mostly out of King Khalid International Airport at Riyadh, King Abdulaziz International Airport at Jeddah and King Fahd International Airport at Dammam.

History of Saudi Arabian Airlines

  • In 1945, President Roosevelt gifted King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud a Douglas DC-3.
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines was founded in 1945 and belonged to the Saudi government under the ministry of defense in conjunction with Trans World Airlines (TWA).
  • Initially, Kandara airport at Jeddah served as the airline’s base. In the early years, the range of destinations was only limited to areas in and around Saudi Arabia.
  • In the 1950s, Port Sudan, Karachi, Istanbul, Kuwait City and Amman were added to the list of destinations.
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines entered the Jet Age with the introduction of Boeing 720s to its fleet.
  • By 1963, several more destinations were added, including Bombay, Tripoli, Franfurt, London, Tunis, Tehran, and Sharjah.
  • The Airline was renamed “Saudia” in 1970 and the livery was changed.
  • By 1979, the airline was flying to destinations like Paris, Rome and New York.
  • In the 1990s, Boeing 777s were introduced to the fleet and the livery was changed, including the color of the fuselage and the name was reverted back to Saudi Arabian Airlines.
  • Into the 2000s, the airline has kept up with the changes in technology and offers services on par with other airlines in the aviation industry.

Facts about Saudi Arabian Airlines

  • Saudi Arabian Airlines is an airline which blends international culture with Islamic values.
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines has codeshare agreements with Yemenia, Gulf Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Sri Lankan Airlines and Middle East Airlines.
  • This airline is going to be a full member in SkyTeam from 2012 onwards which will result in the addition of more code shares.

Saudi Arabian Airlines Features and Facilities

  • Saudi Arabian Airlines provides three classes of travel, Guest Class, Business Class and First Class.
  • The menu and seating varies in the level of luxury in line with the class that the passenger is in.
  • On-ground services of Saudi Arabian Airlines are quite well-developed.
  • There are well-equipped and comfortable lounges for passengers.
  • Those with special travel needs are such as medical requirements (oxygen and wheelchairs), or those traveling with infants and small children get special attention.
  • The airline also has self-service online kiosks which allow the passengers to check their flight status, make allocations and re-allocations and so on.
  • Special transportation is provided for First Class and Business Class passengers to reach the aircraft from the airport terminal.
  • In-flight entertainment includes individual video screens with multi-channel video, recitations from the Holy Quran, video games and even landscape cameras which show the passenger the view outside the aircraft in real time.

Saudi Arabian Airlines Destinations

Saudi Arabian Airlines in Africa

Saudi Arabian Airlines in East Africa

  • Eritrea
    • Asmara - Asmara International Airport
  • Ethiopia
    • Addis Ababa - Bole International Airport
  • Kenya
    • Nairobi - Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Saudi Arabian Airlines in North Africa

  • Algeria
    • Algiers - Houari Boumedienne Airport
  • Chad
    • N'Djamena - N'Djamena International Airport - Cargo only
  • Egypt
    • Alexandria - Alexandria International Airport
    • Cairo - Cairo International Airport
    • Sharm el Sheikh - Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport [seasonal]
  • Morocco
    • Casablanca - Mohammed V International Airport
  • Sudan
    • Khartoum - Khartoum International Airport
  • Tunisia
    • Tunis - Tunis-Carthage International Airport

Saudi Arabian Airlines in Southern Africa

  • South Africa
    • Johannesburg - Johannesburg International Airport

Saudi Arabian Airlines in West Africa

  • Nigeria
    • Kano - Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport
    • Lagos - Murtala Muhammed International Airport - Cargo only

Saudi Arabian Airlines in Asia

Saudi Arabian Airlines in East Asia

  • China, People's Republic of
    • Guangzhou - Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport - Cargo only
    • Hong Kong - Hong Kong International Airport
    • Shanghai - Pudong International Airport - Cargo only

Saudi Arabian Airlines in South Asia

  • Bangladesh
    • Dhaka - Zia International Airport
  • India
    • Bangalore - Bengaluru International Airport
    • Calicut - Calicut International Airport
    • Chennai - Chennai International Airport
    • Cochin - Cochin International Airport
    • Delhi - Indira Gandhi International Airport
    • Hyderabad - Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
    • Lucknow - Amausi Airport
    • Mumbai - Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
  • Pakistan
    • Islamabad - Benazir Bhutto International Airport
    • Karachi - Jinnah International Airport
    • Lahore - Allama Iqbal International Airport
    • Peshawar - Peshawar International Airport
  • Sri Lanka
    • Colombo - Bandaranaike International Airport

Saudi Arabian Airlines in Southeast Asia

  • Indonesia
    • Jakarta - Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
  • Malaysia
    • Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Lumpur International Airport
  • Philippines
    • Manila - Ninoy Aquino International Airport
  • Singapore
    • Singapore Changi Airport
  • Thailand
    • Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi Airport - Cargo only

Saudi Arabian Airlines in Southwest Asia

  • Bahrain
    • Bahrain International Airport
  • Iran
    • Mashhad - Mashhad International Airport [seasonal]
    • Shiraz - Shiraz International Airport [seasonal]
    • Tehran
      • Imam Khomeini International Airport
      • Mehrabad International Airport [seasonal]
  • Jordan
    • Amman - Queen Alia International Airport
  • Kuwait
    • Kuwait International Airport
  • Lebanon
    • Beirut - Rafic Hariri International Airport
  • Oman
    • Muscat - Seeb International Airport
    • Salalah - Salalah Airport [seasonal]
  • Qatar
    • Doha - Doha International Airport
  • Saudi Arabia
    • Abha - Abha Regional Airport
    • Alahsa - al-Ahsa Domestic Airport
    • Al Baha - al-Baha Domestic Airport
    • Arar - Arar Domestic Airport
    • Bisha - Bisha Domestic Airport
    • Buraidah - Qassim Regional Airport
    • Dammam - King Fahd International Airport Hub
    • Dawadmi - Dawadmi Domestic Airport
    • Gurayat - Gurayat Domestic Airport
    • Hafar Al-Batin - Hafar Al-Batin Domestic Airport (serves King Khalid Military City)
    • Ha'il - Ha'il Regional Airport
    • Jizan - Gizan Regional Airport
    • Jeddah - King Abdulaziz International Airport Hub
    • Jouf - al-Jouf Domestic Airport
    • Madinah - Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport
    • Najran - Najran Domestic Airport
    • Qaisumah - Qaisumah Domestic Airport
    • Rafha - Rafha Domestic Airport
    • Riyadh - King Khalid International Airport Hub
    • Sharurah - Sharurah Domestic Airport
    • Tabuk - Tabuk Regional Airport
    • Taif - Ta’if Regional Airport
    • Turaif - Turaif Domestic Airport
    • Wadi Ad Dawasir - Wadi al-Dawasir Domestic Airport
    • Wedjh - Wedjh Domestic Airport
    • Yanbu - Yanbu Domestic Airport
  • Syria
    • Damascus - Damascus International Airport
  • United Arab Emirates
      Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi International Airport
    • Dubai - Dubai International Airport
    • Sharjah - Sharjah International Airport
  • Yemen
    • Sana'a - Sana'a International Airport

Saudi Arabian Airlines in Europe

  • Austria
    • Vienna - Vienna International Airport [ends 1 January]
  • Belgium
    • Brussels - Brussels Airport - Cargo only
  • France
    • Paris - Charles de Gaulle Airport
  • Germany
    • Frankfurt - Frankfurt Airport
    • Munich - Munich Airport [ends 1 January]
  • Greece
    • Athens - Athens International Airport [seasonal]
  • Italy
    • Milan - Malpensa Airport
    • Rome - Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport
  • Spain
    • Madrid - Barajas Airport
    • Málaga - Málaga Airport (seasonal)
  • Switzerland
    • Geneva - Geneva International Airport
  • Turkey
    • Istanbul - Atatürk International Airport
  • United Kingdom
    • London - London Heathrow Airport
    • Manchester - Manchester Airport

Saudi Arabian Airlines in North America

  • United States
    • Houston - George Bush Intercontinental Airport - Cargo only
    • New York City - John F. Kennedy International Airport
    • Washington, D.C. - Washington Dulles International Airport

Saudi Arabian Airlines in Terminated destinations

Saudi Arabian Airlines in Africa

  • Algeria - Oran
  • Cameroon - Douala
  • Libya - Tripoli
  • Morrocco - Rabat
  • Senegal - Dakar
  • Somalia - Mogadishu
  • Sudan - Port Sudan
Saudi Arabian Airlines in Asia
  • Cyprus – Larnaca
  • India - Trivandrum
  • Indonesia - Surabaya
  • Iran - Isfahan
  • Iraq - Baghdad, Basra
  • Japan – Osaka, Tokyo (cargo)
  • (British) Palestinian Territories - Jerusalem, Lydda
  • South Korea - Seoul
  • Taiwan – Taipei (cargo)
  • Thailand - Bangkok (now cargo)

Saudi Arabian Airlines in Europe

  • Belgium - Ostend (cargo)
  • Czech Republic - Prague
  • France - Nice
  • Netherlands - Amsterdam
  • Sweden - Stockholm
  • Turkey - Ankara
  • United Kingdom - London-Stansted (cargo)
Saudi Arabian Airlines in North America
  • United States – Orlando

Saudi Arabian Airlines Fleets

Aircraft In
Service
Orders Passengers
(First/Business/Economy)
Routes Notes
Airbus A300B4-605R 5 0 315 (0/0/315)
317 (0/0/317)
Short-medium haul Operated by Onur Air
Airbus A320-214 1 34 136 (Leased configuration) Short-medium haul
High-density routes from RUH
Deliveries: 5 in 2009
Replacing: McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30
13 to be leased from ALAFCO
Airbus A321-231 1 0 178 (0/0/178) Short-medium haul Operated by Atlas Jet
Airbus A330-223 2 0 286 (0/26/260) Short-medium haul Operated by Atlas Jet
Airbus A330-343 0 8 TBD Short-long haul  
Boeing 747-100B 3 0 444 (0/0/444) Short-medium haul Exit from service: 2010
Boeing 747-300 12 0 393 (36/38/319) Short-long haul 3 operated by Air Atlanta Icelandic
Boeing 747-400 4 0 358 (36/32/290) Short-long haul  
Boeing 757-200 4 0 178 (0/0/178)
179 (0/0/179)
Short-medium haul Operated by Atlas Jet
Boeing 777-200ER 23 0 244 (30/31/183) Short-long haul  
Embraer E-170LR 15 0 66 (0/6/60) Short haul  
McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30 28 0 121 (0/18/103) Short-medium haul To be phased out starting 2009
Replacement aircraft: Airbus A320
Largest operator of the McDonnell-Douglas MD-90
Total 98 54      

Saudi Arabian Airlines Cargo

Aircraft In Service Routes Notes
Boeing 747-200F 2 Medium-long haul 1 operated by Air Atlanta Icelandic
Boeing 747-400BCF 1 Medium-long haul Operated by Air Atlanta Icelandic
Boeing 747-400F 1 Medium-long haul Operated by Air Atlanta Icelandic
McDonnell Douglas MD-11F 4 Medium-long haul  
Total 8    

Saudi Arabian Airlines Royal Flight

Saudi Arabian Royal Flight

Aircraft In Service Notes
Boeing 747-300 1  
Boeing 747-400 1 Stored at BSL
Boeing 747SP 3  
Boeing 757-200 1 Fully equipped flying hospital
McDonnell Douglas MD-11 1  
Total 7  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Contact

KSA - Jeddah

  Jeddah  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Address  

"Terminal ""C"" Old Airport , Prince Fahad Street, Sharafiyah District"  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Reservation Tel  

9200-22222  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Reservation Fax  

6864064  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Cargo Tel  

6842221  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Cargo Fax  

6842357  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Airport Services

6841701  

Saudi Airlines Worldwide Offices

Bangladesh - Dhaka

Dhaka  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Address  

Sonargaon Hotel Annex, 107 Nazrul Islam Avenue  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Reservation Tel  

(2) 811689/8116860  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Cargo Tel  

8913781/8920053  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Airport Services

8914341/8914436  

  Saudi Bangladesh Svcs  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Reservation Tel  

720119  

India - Hyderabad

  Hyderabad  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Address  

GROUND FLOOR 160/1 PATNY NAGAR SARDAR PATEL ROAD SECUNDERBAD 500 003 HYDERABAD  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Reservation Tel  

91 40 5533 4449  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Reservation Fax  

91 40 5533 3335  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Cargo Tel  

91 40 5533 4449  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Cargo Fax  

91 40 5533 3335  

  Hyderabad  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Address  

GSA M/S ALLIED AVIATION PVT. LTD.  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Reservation Tel  

91 40 5533 4449  

South Africa - Johannesburg

  Johannesburg  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Address  

JHI House, 11 Cradock Ave., Rosebank 2196  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Reservation Tel  

4426817  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Reservation Fax  

 

Saudi Arabian Airlines Cargo Tel  

4428391  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Cargo Fax  

 

Saudi Arabian Airlines Airport Services

3902030  

  Johannesburg  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Address  

Al-Buraq Travel  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Reservation Tel  

(011) 3972922  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Cargo Tel  

4428391  

U.S.A. - New York

  New York  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Address  

 80 - 02 Kew  Suite 401 Gardens Road  Kew Gardens, New York 11415  

Reservation Tel  

1-718-551-3020(Local)/1-800-472-8342  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Reservation Fax  

1-718-551-3021  

Saudi Arabian Airlines Cargo Tel  

1-800-394-4400