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STORIES Mar 15, 2024 Catching Fire After Takeoff and No Evacuation: Saudia Flight 163 On August 19, 1980, Saudia Flight 163 took off from Riyadh International Airport in Saudi Arabia. What seemed like a normal flight started taking a turn for the worst when the crew received warnings of smoke from the cargo compartment. The flight crew declared an emergency and returned to Riyadh, landing 28 minutes after takeoff. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 12, 2024 Airline Operations During Ramadan: A Deeper Look at In-Flight Accommodations for Fasting Passengers With the beginning of the month of Ramadan, airlines provide passengers with the means to observe tradition, even if they are not on the ground. However, upholding fasting and prayer traditions can be challenging when scheduling a flight, especially with changing time zones and the sun setting at different times than in the passenger's departure country. Here's what you need to know if you are flying during Ramadan. Read More →
NEWS Mar 07, 2024 Bird Strike Damages Saudia Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner at London-Heathrow A Saudia Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner was involved in a bird-strike incident on March 3. There are no reports of injuries other than the bird itself. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 07, 2023 A Deeper Look at Saudia's Plans for Religious and Leisure Tourism Saudia has announced several expansion initiatives in recent weeks. Saudi Arabia's state-owned flag carrier plans to expand its operations in anticipation of large tourism demand in the coming years. Saudi Arabia aims to attract 150 million annual visitors by 2030 as part of its Vision 2030 plan to diversify its economy. The country seeks to reduce its reliance on oil and gas by developing other sectors, including tourism and aviation. Read More →
NEWS Oct 04, 2023 Saudia Unveils New Livery and Branding Saudia, previously known as Saudi Arabian Airlines, unveiled its new livery and branding. Previously thought to be a series of retro paint schemes, the Saudi national carrier has confirmed its rebrand that signals the beginning of a new era for the airline. Read More →
NEWS Sep 15, 2023 Tired of Waiting for Your Luggage? This Airport Will Take It Straight to Your Hotel Are you tired of spending a long time waiting for your luggage at baggage claim? And dealing with problems such as someone else accidentally taking your suitcase? Well this airport under construction in Saudi Arabia will take your luggage straight to your hotel. Once complete, it will be the world's first airport to handle luggage like this. Read More →
NEWS Aug 15, 2023 Saudi Arabia's Riyadh Air Becomes Sponsor of Atlético de Madrid Riyadh Air, Saudi Arabia's newly launched secondary flag carrier, has signed a sponsorship deal with Spanish football team Atlético de Madrid. The multi-year partnership will see Riyadh Air become the team's main sponsor and official airline partner. This is the first sports sponsorship deal Riyadh Air has announced since launching in March. Read More →
NEWS Aug 04, 2023 How Saudia Hopes To Boost Tourism Through Its Large A321neo Order Saudia, the state-owned flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, plans to add the Airbus A321neo to its fleet. The airline sees the addition of 20 A321neo aircraft by 2026 as a key component of its expansion plans. Saudia aims to bring approximately 330 million international passengers to Saudi Arabia by 2030. Read More →
NEWS Jun 03, 2023 Riyadh Air to Purchase 150 Boeing 737 MAX Jets Saudi Arabia's newest airline, Riyadh Air, is planning to purchase at least 150 737 MAX aircraft from Boeing. This will be Boeing's second large deal with its customers in Saudi Arabia this year. Read More →
NEWS May 16, 2023 Aviation Hubs in The UAE and Saudi Arabia to Fuel Recovery of Middle Eastern Aviation Market Aviation hubs in the UAE and Saudi Arabia are expected to play a major role in the Middle East reaching pre-pandemic levels of passenger traffic. Airports in cities such as Dubai and Riyadh have been seeing strong results in recent months. Read More →