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Your Alfursan virtual card is available to download online

As an ongoing commitment to improve our passenger experience, we have created Virtual Alfursan Member Cards. This card will be exactly the same as the physical card you carry, however can now be downloaded onto your smart phone to make traveling with Saudia even more convenient. Simply login to your online account on your smart phone and click on Request virtual card from Account Info.

This Virtual Card will be available for installation on both Apple and Android mobile phones so you can track all your frequent flying privileges directly from your smart phone at any time.

The Virtual Card will enable you to earn Reward Miles that can be redeemed for free flights and upgrades and also allow you to experience a host of exciting offers, rewards and preferential rates on a range of our partners including car rental companies, credit card organizations and world-class hotels.


SAUDIA welcomes world first Airbus A330-300

We are very excited to announce that SAUDIA has received the world’s first A330-300 Airbus.

Specially optimized for regional and domestic operations, the A330-300 Regional will boost capacity on our most in-demand routes offering passengers an unprecedented comfort level. It will also represent the lowest-cost alternative and easiest fleet addition due to its high commonality with the A330s already operated by SAUDIA.

This aircraft is the first of the 20 A330-300 Regional aircrafts ordered at the 2015 Paris Airshow, and joins SAUDIA’s existing Airbus fleet of 12 A330-300s and 50 A320 Family aircraft.

We are extremely proud of this new addition to the fleet and are convinced this popular wide-body aircraft will play an instrumental role in supporting the regional network expansion of SAUDIA.


Riyadh’s Terminal 5 officially launches for all domestic flights

We are happy to announce that all domestic flights from Terminal 3 at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh will now be transferred to our very modern and impressive Terminal 5.

Spread across 106,500 square metres, this latest gateway terminal will offer 36 check-in desks for SAUDIA customers including 30 for economy class passengers. It will also have 10 self-service check-in machines, more prayer and bathroom facilities, parking capacity for 3000 cars and free shuttle buses around-the-clock between the domestic and international terminals by the airport.

Terminal 5 is part of an ambitious expansion plan to increase the airport’s capacity from the current 14 million passengers a year to 40 million by 2038.


Medina opens doors to new sales office

A new SAUDIA booking and sales office has opened up in the city of Medina, situated near the Holy Mosque between the city center and the Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport.

This space will span across 6 thousand square meters and include a Ticket Sales Office, a centre for Custody and Care and fantastic training rooms.

This development is part of the 2020 plan to invest further in human resources to improve customer service and operational efficiencies while increasing our flight capacity to international destinations.


SAUDIA new record flights

We are very excited to reveal that SAUDIA achieved a new regional flight record by launching 655 flights in one day.

At Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport alone, it was recorded that SAUDIA had successfully completed 188 departures and 168 arrival flights.

This increase in flights was predominantly due to the large amount of Haj and Umrah pilgrims who were travelling in and out of the Kingdom.

We are extremely proud we can accommodate so many passengers smoothly to their destination and look forward to setting new flight records again in the future.


SAUDIA expands opportunities with Skyteam

At a recent delegates meeting, SkyTeam and SAUDIA discussed the possibilities to explore new opportunities both regionally and internationally.

One of the main topics raised was the interest to expand the stations network so passengers can enjoy SkyTeam services during their connecting flights- reaching over 20 airlines in various continents of the world. The meeting also examined the trade cooperation between SAUDIA and the two alliance members – Air France and the American Delta Airlines.

The latest developments of the SV2020 plan was also reviewed to ensure the customer service and product quality for our passengers was being met.

Participants in the meeting have decided to hold a tripartite meeting at the end of September in Amsterdam, so stay tuned for the latest updates and confirmations.


SAUDIA bans Galaxy Note 7 on board

We are now asking all SAUDIA passengers and crew to not use their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on flights due to the recent device issues with fire hazards.

As cited by the US Federal Aviation Administration’s warning, we have banned the use of the smartphone onboard, including turning on the device or even recharging the battery.

We have formed a committee of specialists for the safety of the cabin and prepared evaluation reports about the risks of the device to mitigate its effect and ensure the safety of passengers and flights.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused however have our passengers best interest and safety at heart.


Double Miles to Ankara with SAUDIA

We are delighted to announce that SAUDIA will start flying to Ankara, our second destination in Turkey, from November 18, 2016.

We would like to offer Double Status Miles when flying withSaudia to Ankara. Offer is valid from November 18, 2016 until January 18, 2017.

This will be SAUDIA’s third new international destination that has been added during 2016, after Male, the capital of "Maldives", and Munich, Germany. Ankara will be served seven times a week by SAUDIA, four times a week from Jeddah and three times a week from Madinah.

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