Saudia Airlines – The New Strong Competitor in the Market of Airlines

The airlines of most of the Gulf Countries are well known and reputable with their excellent services and high luxury travel experience. As an example for this, we have Qatar Airways & Emirates Airlines and much more! Geographically, the Gulf Countries are well located, and are considered to be in the middle of the world, and this is absolutely one of the main reasons of being a good choice to travel with one of these airlines, as they can fly anywhere! Qatar Airways, Emirates Airlines, and Etihad Airways are, according to global rating organizations such as SkyTrax, one of the best airlines in the world.

But what is not yet totally noticeable is that a new airline is coming into this top market with it’s amazing services and destination routes, providing their passengers luxury experience while they are traveling in all classes. We will be talking in this article about this airline and what makes it prospective competitor in the market.

Our airline for today is Saudi Airlines, the flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, which is based in Jeddah; Saudi Arabia. Saudi Airlines were formally founded in 1945 with a gifted single aircraft from the U.S. president that time; Franklin D. Roosevelt, a twin-engine DC-3 (Dakota) (HZ-AAX) to the King of Saudi Arabia that time; King Abdul Aziz.

Photo by: Saudia Airlines

Several months later, the Saudi Airline purchased 2 more aircraft from the same type, and by that time, these 3 aircraft were the beginning of this airline!


Photo by: Saudia Airlines

The fleet of Saudi Airlines consists of several aircraft types and they are:

  • Airbus A320/A321
  • Airbus A330-300
  • Boeing 777-300ER
  • Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
  • Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Totaling 144 aircraft in their fleet.

For more details about Saudi Airlines’ fleet tap here.

For the passengers

Photo by Saudi Airlines

The quality the services that Saudi Airlines provides are excellent, and from self-experience, I can say it does really let you enjoy your flight whatever your destination is, no matter if it is a domestic flight or an international flight.

On international flights (normal economy class), you will be able to enjoy your flight with the inflight entertainment screens settled for each passenger, the crew provides a headset for the screens prior departure. The inflight entertainment screens offer a wide options from movies, games, and more to entertain yourself while flying! Also, during your flight you will enjoy their hot fresh meal, which differ from one destination to another as well as the timing of the flight. The inflight entertainment screens are on all Saudia aircraft except on A321s and some A320s and A330s.

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On domestic flights Saudia usually provides a small snack during the flight.


The airline flies from Saudi Arabia to over 80 cities, and among the most prominent travel destinations; Jonesburg, New York, Washington DC, Chicago, London, Jakarta, Guangzhou and much more! Also Saudi Airlines do operate cargo flights operated by their own cargo fleet!

All in all, the experience of travelling with Saudi Airlines is special and will be memorable for a good period of time.

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