Saudia expands international flights by 15 per cent

Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) continues to implement its operational plan for Summer 2023 by providing over 7.4 million seats for domestic and international routes during July and August, a 10 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2022. The airline will operate more than 32,400 flights, reflecting a 4 per cent increase. These measures aim to meet high demand during peak seasons and ensure smooth operations, efficient reservations for scheduled and seasonal destinations, and streamlined processes at airports.

For international flights, SAUDIA is providing more than 4.2 million seats, achieving a 16 per cent increase. Additionally, the airline is introducing over 14,800 flights, reflecting a 15 per cent increase. On domestic routes, over 3.2 million seats will be available through 17,600 flights. The operational plan for the summer of 2023 is continuously monitored by dedicated team from Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) to evaluate its performance.

Captain Ibrahim Koshy, CEO of SAUDIA, emphasized the airline’s extensive experience in managing operations throughout the year, especially during peak seasons. The plan includes increasing flights, seat capacity, and introducing seasonal destinations to meet guests’ needs while providing excellent services. He also acknowledged the various challenges in the aviation industry, which included managing the departure of Hajj pilgrims from Makkah. The airline implemented comprehensive procedures and prepared the necessary facilities to ensure a successful summer season and Hajj pilgrimage.

With its fleet of 164 world-class aircrafts, SAUDIA group has cemented a firm reputation globally for its service, comfort, safety and reliability, notching many enviable industry awards along the way. Recently, SAUDIA has advanced 11 positions in the “SKYTRAX” airlines ranking of the World Best Airlines 2023. The airline jumped to the 23rd spot in the 2023 rankings, based on traveler votes. The announcement was made during the 54th edition of the Paris Air Show 2023 “Le Bourget,” held in Paris, France.

Earlier this year, SAUDIA Group announced the addition of 25 new international destinations, expanding its network to over 100 destinations. This expansion aims to provide more options for travelers and to connect the world with Saudi Arabia. As part of the global SkyTeam alliance, guests can access 1,000 destinations in 170 countries and enjoy over 790 first-class and business-class lounges worldwide.


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