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Founded on September 1946, Saudi Arabian Airlines was started as a completely owned agency of government under the supremacy of the Ministry of Defense. From its foundation, Jeddah-Kandara Airport served as the main base of the airline due to being very close to the heart of the town. The airline used 5 DC-3 aircrafts to commence its scheduled operations on the Jeddah-Riyadh-Hofuf-Dhahran Routs on March 1947 and its first international operation was from Jeddah to Cairo in the same month. Saudi Arabian Airlines is the flag carrier of Saudi Arabia.
The airline is a member of SkyTeam Airline Alliance and often known as its abbreviated English brand name (official name from 29th May 2012) Saudia. The main operational bases of the airline are Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, & Medina.
Saudi Arabian Airlines Top Flight Routss
Saudi Arabian Airlines covers 120 destinations across the globe with a fleet of 153 aircrafts. It serves in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. The major flight Routss served by the airline are Riyadh to Dubai, Cairo to Jeddah, and Riyadh to Cairo where it flies with 38, 42, and 28 flights respectively in a week. The popular cities served by Saudi Arabian Airlines are Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah in United Arab Emirates, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kozhikode, Mumbai & Thiruvananthapuram in India, Milan & Rome in Italy, Amman in Jordan, Athens in Greece, Baghdad and Basra in Iraq, Barcelona, Madrid and Malaga in Spain, Tokyo in Japan, Vienna in Austria, London, Manchester, and Manston in United Kingdom, Munich & Frankfurt in Germany and a lot more destinations in other countries.
Saudi Arabian Airlines allows its passengers to carry 2 bags of 32 kg each as checked baggage in First Class and Business Class and 2 bags of 23 kg in Guest Class. The airline also allows you carrying some cabin baggages in all cabin classes. First & Business Class passengers can carry a total 9 kg weight and Guest Class passengers carry 7 kg weight as hand/cabin luggage.
Saudi Arabian Airlines Facilities & Services
Saudi Arabian Airlines fulfills all entertainment needs of its passengers by offering them latest in-flight state-of-the-art technology. Each seat of the airline is equipped with a video monitor displaying various interactive programs, games, selection of movies and 40 channels. The airline’s catering services are also awesome and serves international standard of food. It features 5-star menus prepared under high standards of food safety and hygiene. SkySales on Saudi Arab Airlines is the proud recipient of many international awards and offers the passengers a wide selection of things to buy at reasonable rates. The airline also offers a large variety of magazines and local and international newspapers to read onboard.
Saudi Arabian Airlines Check-in
To save your time at airports, Saudi Arabian Airlines gives you the facility of online check-in. Web check-in facility is available between 24 hours and 3 hours before scheduled departure time. Boarding gates close 20 minutes prior to flight departure and make sure that you reach 45 minutes prior to your flight departure.