Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has announced additional seat capacity and frequencies on a number of its international routes.
The airline currently flies 3 frequencies per week to Singapore from Jeddah, which will increase to 4 weekly, with the addition of one more weekly flight effective October 29 this year.
The Singapore route is operated with the airline’s new state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, featuring lie-flat seats in Business Class and spacious Guest Class (Economy seating).
During the upcoming peak holiday period, two more nonstop flights to Los Angeles will start from December 10 until January 13, 2019 taking it up to five-weekly-flights for a limited time.
Additional seats will also become available on the Manchester route, from the period December 18 to January 13, 2019. The route will be operated with a Boeing 777-300ER during this period, with 115 additional seats per flight. Saudia currently flies to Manchester 5 frequencies per week from Jeddah with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Guests flying to Manchester can experience the latest inflight dining service in Guest Class (Economy) – Bistro by Saudia.
With increased demand to Abu Dhabi, Saudia will also begin offering an additional weekly frequency from Jeddah, taking it up to 8 flights per week.
Most flights feature Saudia’s latest state-of-the-art Panasonic inflight entertainment system, and features onboard WiFi and more than 4000 hours of Hollywood premiere and latest television shows, box sets, music, multi-language, international and children’s programming, as well as digital and audio books, and much more.
Since April this year, a free-of-charge WhatsApp texting plan was introduced for all guests to have the convenience of staying connected onboard, regardless of class of travel.*
As of September 15, Saudia has expanded the plan to now include free access to iMessage, Facebook Messenger, in addition to the already available WhatsApp.
Saudia is the first airline in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia regions to introduce a complimentary social media messaging plan onboard flights.
Guests traveling with Saudia onboard all flights enabled with WiFi connectivity, will be able to access the social messaging plan through a simple three-step process. To select the service, guests can connect their device to the “SAUDIA_ONAIR” network, and then select the plan and provide an email address in order to activate.
Saudia flies to more than 90 destinations worldwide, with a modern, mixed fleet of 155 narrow and widebody Airbus and Boeing aircraft. The airline’s growing route network and double-digit growth has resulted in highest-ever passenger numbers – flying more than 22 million guests from the beginning of the year until end of July this year.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by Saudia): Saudia (Saudi Arabian Airlines) Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner HZ-ARF (msn 41549) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 939178.
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