SAUDIA has released its summer plan, outlining the preeminent operational aspects during the upcoming peak season starting from June 24 to September 16. The plan shows a record increase in the number of flights and seating capacity both internationally and domestically, to prepare for the dramatic increase in the demand for air travel in the summer period.
During the upcoming summer holidays, 48,144 flights with seating capacity of up to 10.3M passengers will be operated (up 20% compared to last summer).
The plan includes operating 29,900 flights domestically with seating capacity of up to 5.37M guests, in addition to more than 18,000 international flights taking the capacity up to 4.95M. Thus, 860,000 guests will be welcomed onboard 4,012 flights weekly; 448K of them on 2,500 domestic flights.
Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines, His Excellency Engineer Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser commented on the rising demand:”The summer months are peak travel period and SAUDIA is ready to provide our guests with increased capacity and exceptional service onboard,”
Al-Jasser added: “Our summer operations plan this year is the highest in SAUDIA’s history, reflecting the forward-thinking initiatives of SV2020 (the airline’s Transformation Plan).