Saudi Arabian Airlines

Saudi Arabian Airlines, known as Saudia, is the national airline of Saudi Arabia based in Jeddah. The airline has three primary hubs - King Abdulaziz International Airport, King Khalid International Airport and King Fahd International Airport. Saudi Arabian Airlines is one of the most prominent airlines in the Middle East and operates flights to over 120 destinations across four continents. The airline joined the SkyTeam alliance in 2012 and has its own frequent flyer program - Al Fursan Loyalty. Since it was established in 1945 with only one aircraft, the airline has grown into a leading airline with a fleet of 168 aircraft.

*This information is correct as of January 2017

Why Fly with Saudi Arabian Airlines

How to Check In

Passengers with Saudi Arabian Airlines can check in online for all flights to avoid the queues. The online check-in tool is available from 24 hours up to 3 hours before scheduled flight times and allocated an e-ticket to passengers. During the online check-in process, travelers have the chance to select a seat. Alternatively, do things the conventional way by checking in at the airport in person at a designated Saudi Arabian Airlines counter. The airline advises all passengers to get to the airport at least 2 hours before international flights and 90 minutes before domestic flights if choosing to check-in at a counter.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

Baggage allowances vary according to your flight destination and cabin class. For all international flights, those in Economy Class are entitled to two items of baggage up to 23kg, while Business and First Class travelers are allowed two items up to 32kg each. Additional baggage allowances are permitted for members of the Al Fursan Loyalty frequent flyer program. All baggage that is over the allocated allowance will incur additional fees which vary according to your destination. Passengers wishing to bring more baggage should be sure to book it online as it is a lot pricier at the airport.


Saudi Arabian Airlines flights offer a standard Economy Class alongside Business and First Class seats for those wanting to travel in style. Passengers in Economy Class can enjoy ample legroom with a seat pitch of 32 inches, while Business Class travelers can stretch out with 60 inches of legroom and lie-flat seats. First Class passengers are afforded even more legroom at 80 inches with lie-flat seating. Passengers are treated to a varied menu combining numerous culinary traditions including Middle Eastern, European and Asian.

Booking Fees

Passengers booking with Saudi Arabian Airlines will not be subject to any hidden charges or fees.


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