Saudia all set to move to new Jeddah airport

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Saudi Gazette report

JEDDAH — Saudi Arabian Airlines has completed preparations to gradually transfer its domestic and international flight operations to the new King Abdulaziz International Airport.

Saleh Al-Jasser, director general and other senior officials of Saudia, made an inspection tour of the Saudia facilities at the new airport on Tuesday.

The inspection tour covered state-of-the-art facilities, including those for business and economy class passengers, new first-class service lounge where guests can enjoy premium and innovative services, Alfursan lounges for domestic and international passengers, departure gates, aerobridges, conveyer belts, and other operational facilities and services for passengers.

Al-Jasser said that the new airport will enable Saudia to further improve its facilities and services for Haj and Umrah pilgrims as well as for transit passengers.

“Last year Saudia was able to achieve a growth of 70 percent in the traffic of transit passengers compared to the previous year and we look forward to further growth and to doubling it this year through the new airport.”