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Saudi Arabian Airlines Flights

About Saudi Arabian Airlines

Saudi Arabian Airlines is the flag carrier airline of Saudi Arabia and is based in Jeddah. It uses the name ‘Saudia’ and operates domestic and international flights to over 120 destinations in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, North America and Europe.

Saudi Arabian Airlines’ history begins in 14 February, 1945 when the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gifted a single twin-engine DC-3 (Dakota) HZ-AAX to King Abdul Aziz. The DC-3 was used on routes between Riyadh, Jeddah and Dhahran and carried both passengers as well as cargo. Within a month later, two more DC-3 were purchased by Saudi Arabia.

In the year 1946, Saudi Arabian Airlines was set up as an operating agency of the Ministry of Defense. The first airport and the operating base of the airline was situated at Kandara, which now comes under the downtown area of Jeddah.

Saudi Arabian Airlines has 139 aircrafts which includes the latest and highly advanced wide-bodied jets like B747-400s, B747-100s, B747-300s, B777-200s, MD-11s, Airbus A300-600s and MD90s.

On 29th May 2012, Saudi Arabian Airlines joined SkyTeam global alliance by signing agreements with member airlines. It became the 16th member of SkyTeam alliance and the first member in the Middle East.

The major hub of Saudia airlines are Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED), Riyadh-King Khalid International Airport (RUH) and Dammam-King Fahd International Airport (DMM).

Saudi Arabian Airlines Operation

As soon as you book a flight ticket online with Goibibo.com, you can easily get updates about your booking status and flight schedules anytime anywhere. All you have to do is enter your last name with the PNR number or reference code provided to you at the time of booking.

For latest updates about flight status, one can also refer to the official website of the airline.

To check Saudi Arabian Airlines flight status online click here

Saudi Arabian Airlines Baggage Information

Checked Baggage
Guest Class passengers can carry one piece of luggage weighing not more than 25 kg.

First Class and Business Class passengers are allowed to carry two pieces of luggage, each weighing 25 kg maximum.

Those passengers who are Alfursan (Gold/Silver) members and SkyTeam (Elite Plus/Elite) members have the privilege to carry one extra piece weighing less than 25 kg.

If in case any piece of luggage exceeds the standard weight i.e. 25 kg, then the passengers are requested to rearrange the luggage’s contents so that the total weight comes down to the standard weight. Passengers have to pay SAR100, if the luggage exceeds the standard weight.

The standard dimensions of luggage from/to USA and Canada should not exceed 62 inch or 157 cm. For other destinations, the standard dimension should not be more than 81 inch or 205 cm.

Hand Luggage
First and Business Class passengers can carry a hand-bag (size not exceeding 115 cm) and a documents briefcase (size not exceeding 100 cm). The combined weight of both should not exceed 9 kg.

Guest Class passengers can carry a hand-bag with standard size 115 cm and weight 7 kg.

Saudi Arabian Airlines Inflight Services

Web check-in and verification

SAUDIA offers web check-in facility to passengers for their convenience on all domestic and selected international flights. It is available for passengers holding a confirmed, valid eTicket only, any time between 48 hours and up to one and half hour prior to International flight scheduled departure time and one hour prior to Domestic flight scheduled departure time.
Web check-in is currently not available for passengers with special service request such as wheelchairs, extra seats, visual and hearing impairment, unaccompanied minors, pets or stretcher case.


Baggage Allowance

The weight of one piece should not exceed 32 kg on First and Business classes. The weight of one piece should not exceed 23 kg on Guest class. The weight of one piece shall not exceed 23 kg for infant ticket on all classes. Excess baggage is not allowed on infant ticket. The total dimensions of a piece should not exceed 158 cm. If the dimensions of a piece exceeded 158 cm but less than 205 cm, the value of SAR 131.25 will be collected for that piece. If the dimensions of a piece exceed 205 cm and cannot be fragmented, baggage must be shipped by cargo. Check More on Baggage Allowance.


Customer Support

Passengers boarding SAUDIA flights can call on +966 920003777. The customer care service is available 24 hours from Monday to Sunday.


Flight schedule

The flight schedule for SAUDIA flights can be checked at http://www.SAUDIA.com/TRAVEL-WITH-SAUDIA/Where-we-fly/Flight, where passengers simply have to fill in the particulars for the places of departure and arrival, and the month of travel.


Passport and verification

Passengers should make sure they have a valid ticket to their destination and their passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of travel until the return date. In cases where children are included in their parents' passports, they should be included in the traveling visa. In case, children travel unaccompanied by the primary passport holder, passengers should make sure that the country they are traveling to will allow them entry without the presence of the primary passport holder.
Prior to travel, people must obtain the necessary and required visa to the countries they are traveling to. It is advisable to make sure that passengers acquire the necessary visa and documents in a suitable time frame. Some countries require an entry and exit visa or a transit visa, therefore, one must review all traveling requirements associated with the destination country.
For GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) citizens, the official travel documents required are a valid passport, National ID Card for men (new edition/version), National ID card for women (new edition) after fulfilling the requirement either by travelling with a guardian or obtaining an approval via the E-services system Absher. Passengers with old National ID or Family card (wife and children) are not allowed to travel to GCC countries.


In-flight services

SAUDIA’s In-flight Entertainment features the latest state-of-the-art technology aimed at fulfilling passengers’ entertainment needs on short and long-haul flights. On many aircrafts, the seats are equipped with personal video screens controlled through fully integrated handsets or by touch. This interactive system offers video-on-demand with 40 channels of movies and TV programs.
Guests flying with SAUDIA can view movies in English, French, Italian, Spanish and German dubs. International movies offered to guests cover over 12 languages such as Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Italian, German, French, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Indonesian, Turkish, Filipino and more.
In addition, more than 1000 hours of TV programs, from Western comedies to drama to Arabic Box Sets as well as family and food programs, plus a large selection of sports, lifestyle, travel, business, Arabic plays are available for the guests. Islamic content from videos to audio are also available in addition to recitation of the Holy Quran in full. Many video games are offered for kids and adults to enjoy, in addition to an air show that tracks the flight’s progress and landscape cameras that give real-time views outside the aircraft during take-offs and landings.
There are also channels for an on-board electronic mall where passengers can order items from Skysales and have them delivered to any address they want. A re-designed entertainment platform has been simultaneously created to complement the addition of the new content, making it seamless for guests to scroll through the categories.


Fleet

SAUDIA has 149 aircrafts, including the latest and most advanced wide-bodied jets presently available such as B787-9, B777-268L, B777-300ER, Airbus A320-200, Airbus A321, and Airbus A330-300.


Network

The distinguishing feature of SAUDIA is the low air fare rates, owing to which it is extremely popular in European destinations, such as Frankfurt, Milan, Rome, Paris, London and Madrid. Various African destinations such as Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Kano and Johannesburg are also covered by it. At the domestic level, it serves Sharurah, Najran, Abha, Turaif and Tabukand and also has code share agreement with many other airline companies.

Saudi Arabian Airlines History

Saudi Arabian Airlines was established in 1945 and commenced its operations with a single twin-engine DC-3 (Dakota) HZ-AAX. It was actually a present given to King Abdul Aziz by Franklin D. Roosevelt, the President of the United States. Within months, two more DC-3s were added to the fleet of the airlines, which has been growing ever since. At present, Saudia is a proud owner of 139 aircrafts that are known for the state-of-the-art technology. These massive aircrafts cover various international and national routes. The low cost airlines, in order to improve on its services and infrastructure, inked an agreement with SITA in the year 2009. Moreover, it became a member of the SkyTeam Global Alliance, which proves beneficial for its passengers as they get more flight options. In order to add to the comfort of passengers, Saudia started SMS service that gives them all the information about flights and other travel related queries.
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