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Saudia begins operations from new King Abdulaziz International Airport

Posted 1 June 2018 · Add Comment

Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA), has welcomed passengers from the newly-opened King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah.

 

Saudi Arabian Airlines Vice President Corporate Communications, Abdulrahman Altayeb said: “The opening is a highly momentous occasion for the nation, the airline, and for the 137 valued guests that flew to Gurayat on SV1291 yesterday. The entire airline operations team has been preparing for and anticipating this important milestone, which marks a new era for Saudia’s operations out of Jeddah,”

He added:  “The gradual transition of the Saudia fleet to the New Jeddah International Airport means that capacity will significantly increase, and the overall guest experience will be transformed with the state-of-the-art technological systems that are now in place and ready for our guests.”

The existing airport in Jeddah and the new terminal will continue to operate concurrently, with a majority of the Saudia network set to remain operating from the existing main airport.

A phased transition will take place, with flights gradually moved and starting operations from the new airport. Passengers will be notified and tickets will be clearly marked, indicating which terminal the flight will be operating out of.

As of May 1st this year, Saudia also opened the new Al Fursan domestic lounge at the new airport, available and ready for use for its loyalty club members and premium guests.

The airline is currently on an accelerated transformation track, revitalising every aspect of its airline business, from operations, to fleet management, network growth and optimisation; guest experience and expanding Hajj and Umrah capacity.

 

 

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