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Articles Tagged ‘Saudia’

Saudia: the giant awakes, adding 11 million seats since 2015

Saudia: the giant awakes, adding 11 million seats since 2015

High costs, 42,000 staff, loss-making and heavily subsidised. It’s a wonder Saudia’s first foreign CEO wanted the top job. Saudia has grown very strongly in the past few years from the country’s Vision 2030. VFR markets remain crucial for Saudia, and always will. With Jeddah’s new terminal and coming A321LR/XLRs, what is the role of […]

New airline routes launched (04 June – 10 June 2019)

New airline routes launched (04 June – 10 June 2019)

In this week’s edition, a total of 29 new routes were launched by some 21 airlines, including KLM’s new nonstop service between Amsterdam and Las Vegas- the first direct connection between Holland and the US state of Nevada.

Vote for the best Cake of the Week Part 2 - entries including Alitalia Prague to Milan Linate Ringo look-alike

Vote for the best Cake of the Week Part 2 – entries including Alitalia Prague to Milan Linate Ringo look-alike

Valencia Airport won the Cake of the Week Vote S14 Part 1 for Lufthansa’s Valencia to Frankfurt cake with a convincing win over the favourite – a Malta-London Gatwick cake for British Airways. There are 24 more cakes to choose from this week including an Alitalia Prague to Milan Linate cake which bears a striking […]


Saudia commences first ever flights to Canada

Saudia commences first ever flights to Canada

Saudia launches thrice-weekly flights from Riyadh and Jeddah to Toronto using 777s.

Saudia adds Al-Ahsa/Hofuf as its 27th domestic destination from Riyadh

Saudia adds Al-Ahsa/Hofuf as its 27th domestic destination from Riyadh

Saudia inaugurates services on the domestic route from Riyadh Airport to Al-Ahsa/Hofuf Airport.

Riyadh: International traffic more than doubles in a decade; new services from Shaheen Air and SpiceJet

Riyadh: International traffic more than doubles in a decade; new services from Shaheen Air and SpiceJet

Two new airlines – Shaheen Air and SpiceJet – were already welcomed to Riyadh Airport in 2013, adding four new routes to the airport’s offering. But with international traffic more than doubling up in size since 2002, the airport is now entering yet another decade of growth. New destinations for 2013 include Rome with Alitalia.


Saudia challenges Emirates on the route from Medina to Dubai; adds second route to Guangzhou in China

Saudia challenges Emirates on the route from Medina to Dubai; adds second route to Guangzhou in China

Saudia starts flying from Medina to Dubai; commences weekly service from Jeddah to Guangzhou.