Thursday, 11 January 2018

Saudia reports increase in transit travel

Source: SAUDIA. Saleh Al Jasser.
Source: SAUDIA. Al Jasser.
Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA), the KSA national carrier, saw more layovers in 2017. Growth in transit passengers was up 38% between Europe and Asia, and 37% between Asia and Africa.

SAUDIA GM Engineer Saleh Al Jasser said: “Transit travel has proven to be an indispensable resource that our industry so desperately needs for further international expansion. SAUDIA has invested heavily in upgrading its fleet, welcomed 60 new aircraft in the previous two years. Moving forward, we will continue to keep a careful eye in refreshing our fleet, upgrading our products and improving service to provide unprecedented convenience and comfort to our guests, a duty which has always been at the heart of our business.”

Al Jasser said KSA is strategically located to more flexible choices and unmatched convenience for layovers across SAUDIA's destinations which span four continents.

"Moreover, the new terminal in King Abdulaziz International Airport, which is expected to be launched by the mid of the current year, will be a giant shift in aviation service and airlines industry. Being at the heart of the Islamic two holy cities, the strategic location of the new terminal as well as its cutting edge infrastructure will enable it to become one of the most significant hubs in world. Once the new terminal comes around, it will contribute greatly in further boosting our transit share and makes it possible for us to fly for more destinations and to offer a superior level of comfort to our valued guests as well,” he said.