Saudi Arabia Airlines
ABOUT SAUDI ARABIA AIRLINES
- Founded in 1945
- Airport Location: Saudi Arabia
- Owner: State-owned Company
- Number of targets: 127
- Objectives: The objectives are mainly in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America
- Member of an alliance: SkyTeam
- Frequent Flyer Program : Alfursan
- Aircraft Types: Airbus A320 / A321 / A330-200, Boeing 747-400/ 777-200ER/ 777-300ER/ 787-9
- Average age aircraft:-
- Number of aircraft: 187
- Aircraft manufacturer with which the airline Saudia co-operates: Airbus , Boeing
SAUDI ARABIA AIRLINES FLIGHTS
In 1945, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt presented Douglas DC-3, a gift from Saudi Arabia's King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud. With this airline, Saudi Arabia Airlines was established as a flag carrier airline. The airline belongs to the Saudi Arabian state and is headquartered in Jeddah. The airline uses the King Abdullaziz International Airport as a hub. King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh and King Fahd International Airport in Dammam are also used as the 2nd hub.
Saudi Arabian Airways are flying to 27 Saudi cities on the domestic route, mainly in Dammam, Jeddah, Medina and Riyadh. India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Egypt, (BAE) United Arab Emirates, USA, Italy, Oman, United Kingdom, Germany, Sudan, Iran and Turkey are among the countries where the airline flew to numerous destinations abroad.
ALFURSAN FREQUENT FLYER PROGRAM
The airline company Saudi Arabian Airlines allows its customers to collect premium and status miles through the Alfursan frequent flyer program . These are dependent on the distance traveled and the booking class, whereby members are credited between 75 and 250 percent of the flown miles. Miles can also be earned at the partner airlines of the Sky Team as well as through booking a room or renting a car from companies such as Hilton, Intercontinental or Sheraton hotels as well as Avis, Budget Cars and Hertz.
The mile earning information table is below .
Saudia Domestic Flights
|Ticket Purchased – Domestic||Fare-code||Earning rate on Miles flown|
|ALBAYRAQ||W||250% of miles flown|
|First Class “Premium”||F||250% of miles flown|
|Business Class “Premium”||J||175% of miles flown|
|Guest Class “Premium”||H||100% of miles flown|
|Guest Class “Value”||Q, N||75% of miles flown|
|Guest Class “Super Saver”||U||50% of miles flown|
*Charter flights, reward flights, discounted Airline Industry tickets and other non-commercial fares would not be eligible for Alfursan Reward Miles.
Saudia International Flights
|*Ticket Purchased- International||Fare-code||Earning rate|
|First Class “Premium”||F, P,A||250% of miles flown|
|Business Class “Premium”||J||175% of miles flown|
|Business Class “Value”||C, D, I||150% of miles flown|
|Guest Class “Premium”||Y||100% of miles flown|
|Guest Class “Value”||E, B, M, K, H, Q ,L, T||75% of miles flown|
|Guest Class “Super Saver”||G, N, V||50% of miles flown|
The categories of the frequent flyer program Alfursan
Blue is the entry level, which ensures the participation in the bonus program and provides some comforts such as increased wait list priority in the flight booking. For the Silver status, frequent flyers need 25,000 miles a year, with benefits such as war list priority, access to the Alfursan lounges, and 25 percent extra miles. The Gold status allows members who reach 50,000 miles within one year, check-in at first-class counters with their family and additional free baggage (a 23 kg bag) and the option to book a premium ticket without restrictions. The status miles collected with the frequent flyer program Alfursan are valid for one calendar year.
First and Business Class passengers may carry a bag or handbag with a maximum size of 126 cm (56 x 45 x 25 cm) on board, as well as a briefcase not exceeding 100 cm. These pieces of luggage must not together be heavier than 9 kg. In the Guest Class a hand luggage piece may be carried with a maximum weight of up to seven kg and 56 x 45 x 25 cms in size. In addition, each passenger may take some personal items into the cabin, such as a jacket or blanket, a camera, a handbag, and a reasonable amount of reading.
On flights from the USA and Canada to Saudi Arabia, only one hand baggage up to 7.25 kg in weight and 114.3 cm in size is allowed.
For domestic flights: Guest Class Passengers are allowed to leave a piece of luggage of 25 kilograms.Business and First Class passengers are allowed to leave two pieces of luggage of 25 kilos. Members of the Saudia Alfursan (Gold / Silver) and the SkyTeam (ElitePlus / Elite) are allowed to carry an extra bag of 25 kilograms. For international flights: First and Business Class passengers are allowed to leave two pieces of luggage of 32 kilograms on all flights.
Passengers of the Guest Class can take 2 pieces of luggage of 23 kg each on flights to the USA and Canada. For other flights, they may carry a piece of luggage of 32 kilograms or t2 pieces of luggage of 23 kilograms (depending on the route). Members of the SkyTeam (Elite / ElitePlus) and the Alfursan (Silver / Gold) can carry an additional piece of luggage of 23 kg. Toddlers may give 10 kilos of luggage. On flights to the USA or Canada, baggage must not exceed 157 cm. For all other targets, the upper limit is 205 centimeters. There is a charge for luggage, depending on the booked class and depending on the route.
Saudi Arabian Airlines carries all kinds of sports luggage and musical instruments as checked baggage if the free baggage limit is not exceeded. If larger luggage is to be transported, the airline should be notified in advance.