Subscribe Free
in Air Transport

Saudi Arabian Airlines releases details of summer operational plan

Posted 19 June 2017 · Add Comment

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has released its summer plan, outlining the preeminent operational aspects during the upcoming peak season starting from June 24 to September 16.

The plan shows a record increase in the number of flights and seating capacity both  internationally and domestically, to prepare for the dramatic increase in the demand for air travel in the summer period.

During the upcoming summer holidays, 48,144 flights with seating capacity of up to 10.3M passengers will be operated (up 20% compared to last summer). 

The plan includes operating 29,900 flights domestically with seating capacity of up to 5.37M guests, in addition to more than 18,000 international flights taking the capacity up to 4.95M. Thus, 860,000 guests will be welcomed onboard 4,012 flights weekly; 448K of them on 2,500 domestic flights. 

Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser said:  “The summer months are a peak travel period and Saudia is ready to provide our guests with increased capacity and exceptional service on-board. 

“Our summer operations plan this year is the highest in Saudia’s history, reflecting the forward-thinking initiatives of SV2020 (the airline’s ransformation Plan). “As the national carrier of the Kingdom, SAUDIA continues to strengthen its domestic and international network with the launch of new destinations as well as the addition of flights and capacity on existing routes, requiring close cooperation with the relevant governmental bodies and support of airport authorities to ensure seamless operational execution. We are dedicated to providing world-class inflight service to the growing number of guests traveling with Saudia, while maintaining the on-time performance of flights.” 

He added: The daily average of Saudia  flights during the summer season will range from 550 to 600 flights with a capacity of 123,000 seats, of which 400 flights are domestic, providing additional capacity for 64,000 guests. Since the start of 2017, Saudia continued to make significant enhancements by taking the delivery of a record 16 aircraft comprising of 12 wide-bodies and four narrow-bodies (B777-300ER, B787-9 Dreamliner, A330-300R and A320).”

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Gulf Air’s on time punctuality garners top ranking in 2017

Gulf Air has been independently ranked by UK aviation analysts OAG the third most punctual airline in 2017, amongst Middle East and African airlines, with an average on-time performance (OTP) of 80.22%.

Aircraft Interiors Middle East and MRO Middle East opens today

The Aircraft Interiors Middle East and MRO Middle East events opened today in Dubai.

Emirates SkyCargo offers enhanced protection for pharmaceutical cargo

Emirates SkyCargo, has stepped up its commitment to securely transport temperature sensitive pharmaceutical shipments with the introduction of pharma corridors offering additional protection across selected stations in its

Boeing's 787-10 Dreamliner cleared for commercial service by Federal Aviation Administration

Boeing has announced the 787-10 Dreamliner received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), clearing the aircraft for commercial service.

Dubai Air Navigation Services and SERCO Middle East sign contract

At its head quarter’s in Dubai International Airport (DXB), Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans) have signed a supplementary agreement with SERCO Middle East.

Airbus throws spotlight on Tactilon Dabat to develop apps for local security agencies

Airbus will throw the spotlight on the Tactilon Dabat, the world's first integrated smartphone and full TETRA radio--all rolled into one, during their first time participation at the 20th edition of Intersec, the world’s leading trade

Aviation Africa SK18418
See us at
MEBAA BT2018Saudi Future Airports BT150318Abu Dhabi AirExpo BT2018Aviation Africa BT18418ArabianTravelMkBT250418BIAS BT271017161118Istanbul Airshow BT22018Global Aerospace BT2018AIME BT1204240118