Saudi Arabian Airlines is the major airline of Saudi Arabia. Established in 1945 with only one aircraft, the airline has developed into a national carrier serving destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Headquartered in Jeddah it is owned and operated by HRH Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz.
The airline's main operational base is at Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport with secondary hubs at Riyadh-King Khalid International Airport and Dammam-King Fahd International Airport. Saudi Arabian Airlines operates a network of domestic and international flights to over 70 destinations. Flights departing from London Heathrow and Manchester airports in the United Kingdom are popular during Ramadan and the Hajj season. Saudi Arabian Airlines is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization and is the second largest airline in the region behind Emirates.
All passengers must be present for check-in two hours before departure time for international flights, and one hour prior to departure time for domestic flights. Check Saudi Arabian Airlines information for details on gate closing times.
First Class passengers are permitted 40kg of hold luggage, Business Class passengers 30kg and Economy can check in up to 20kg. One item of hand luggage is allowed onboard not exceeding 9kg for Business and First Class ticket holders and 7kg for Economy Class.
The seat pitch on a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight varies between each class. Economy offers 34 inches, Business Class 45 inches and First Class passengers can enjoy a spacious seat pitch of 64 inches.
Frequent Flyer Programme
Alfursan is the frequent flyer programme available from Saudi Arabian Airlines. Members benefit from an excess luggage allowance and priority waiting list. Points can be collected from each flight and redeemed against rewards such as upgrades and discount car hire.
Saudi Arabian Airlines aircraft come equipped with personal TV screens per passenger. Located in the opposite headrest passengers can choose from much more that on-demand movies. The Saudi Arabian Airlines’ video channels offer religious programmes, Arabic films and an on-screen interactive shopping mall. An audio headset offers recitations from the Holy Quran and a jukebox.