Saudia is providing over 7.4 million seats for domestic and international routes during July and August, a 10 percent increase compared to the same period in 2022.

The airline will operate more than 32,400 flights, reflecting a four percent increase. These measures aim to meet high demand during peak seasons and ensure smooth operations, efficient reservations for scheduled and seasonal destinations, and streamlined processes at airports.

For international flights, Saudia is providing more than 4.2 million seats, achieving a 16 percent increase. Additionally, the airline is introducing over 14,800 flights, reflecting a 15 percent increase. On domestic routes, over 3.2 million seats will be available through 17,600 flights. The operational plan for the summer of 2023 is continuously monitored by dedicated team from Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) to evaluate its performance.

Peak seasons

Captain Ibrahim Koshy, CEO of Saudia, said the airline’s extensive experience in managing operations throughout the year, especially during peak seasons. The plan includes increasing flights, seat capacity, and introducing seasonal destinations to meet guests’ needs while providing excellent services. He also acknowledged the various challenges in the aviation industry, which included managing the departure of Hajj pilgrims from Makkah. The airline implemented comprehensive procedures and prepared the necessary facilities to ensure a successful summer season and Hajj pilgrimage.

Recently, Saudia has advanced 11 positions in the “SKYTRAX” airlines ranking of the World Best Airlines 2023. The airline jumped to the 23rd spot in the 2023 rankings, based on traveller votes.

Earlier this year, Saudia Group announced the addition of 25 new international destinations, expanding its network to over 100 destinations. This expansion aims to provide more options for travellers and to connect the world with Saudi Arabia. As part of the global SkyTeam alliance, guests can access 1,000 destinations in 170 countries and enjoy over 790 first-class and business-class lounges worldwide.

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