SAUDIA, also known as Saudi Arabian Airlines is the national carrier of Saudi Arabia. The airline is the third largest in the Middle East in terms of revenue, behind Emirates and Quatar Airways.
It operates domestic and international scheduled flights to worldwide destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Saudia is a member of the SKY TEAM airline alliance on 29 May 2012.
SAUDIA started out in 1945 with a single twin-engine DC-3 (Dakota) HZ-AAX given to King Abdul Aziz as a gift by the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This was followed months later with the purchase of two more DC-3s, and these formed the nucleus of what in few years later was to become one of the world's largest airlines
Today SAUDIA has 147 aircraft, including the latest and most advanced wide-bodied jets presently available: B787-9, B777-268L, B777-300ER, Airbus A320-200, Airbus A321, and Airbus A330-300
It is our pleasure to list the most important historical highlights of SAUDIA since its establishment until becoming one of the best airlines in the World
SAUDIA had gained a set of local and international awards which is proud to share with our customers:
2015 Alfursan loyalty program won the 2015 Freddie Award for Up and Coming Program of the Year, Middle East & Asia/Oceania Airlines
2014 CIO50 Award 2014
2014 Middle East Internal Audit Excellence Award
2014 Saudia named the Best Connected Airline with OnAir for internet service
2013 CIO50 Award for 2013
2013 Quality Awards Silver Winner 2013 – Middle East & North Africa
2013 Interflex Customer Award Gold Winner 2013 EMEIA – Europe, Middle East, Africa and India
2012 Best Fixed Networking Implementation Project Of The Year 2012 - Network Innovation Awards 201
Today SAUDIA has 147 aircraft. Company will continue to purchase state-of-the-art aircraft from major producers in the world to modernize its fleet, after conducting comprehensive studies on the airline’s requirements from different types and sizes of aircraft, in accordance with Saudia’s operation strategy for domestic, regional and international flights.