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Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:16 am

- Etihad / Saudia plans codeshare partnership from late-Oct 2018
- Saudia increase frequency to SIN 4 weekly flights, LAX 5 weekly flights, AUH 8 weekly flights
- Saudia increases capacity on MAN route from 787-9 to 777-300ER
- Saudia wins the Consumers Choice Award for Hajj season in Pakistan.
 
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Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:01 am

Who is Saudia primarily serving LAX for? Are they carrying transfers to Asia?
 
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Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:47 am

Blerg wrote:
Who is Saudia primarily serving LAX for? Are they carrying transfers to Asia?


-Students
-VFR
-Leisure
-Religious traffic

There is very low 6th freedom traffic through JED & RUH but this is going to increase by next year when the new JED international terminal opens.
 
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Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:00 am

KSAAirliner wrote:
- Etihad / Saudia plans codeshare partnership from late-Oct 2018.


That is not surprising looking at how close the governments of Saudi and Abu Dhabi are. In many ways closer than Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Maybe a way to keep Etihad independent and from being absorbed by Emirates in the long term is by forging a strong partnership (IAG or AFKL style) with Saudia.

JED and AUH will have new world-class transfer terminals soon and geographically are quite complementary on the the edges of the Arabian Peninsula. JED could be more focused in Africa and Etihad in Asia/India, with both targeting strongly Europe and North America.
 
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Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:41 pm

Sir Tim Clark, president of Emirates interview discuss:
-A380,
-ETIHAD
-Successor
Full interview

-Oman Air is now available on WhatsApp providing instant customer service

-Starting on the 5th of Nov, 2018 Flynas will operate DMM-DXB daily flights and DMM-RAE twice a week
 
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Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:07 am

Saudia pax up 5% to 3.3m in Aug-2018, year to date pax up 8% to 23.3m
 
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Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:54 am

KSAAirliner wrote:
- Saudia increase frequency to SIN 4 weekly flights, LAX 5 weekly flights, AUH 8 weekly flights

TRIVIA - SV's LAX-JED is the only scheduled pax service in the world that crosses 4 continents. SV41/42: Asia-Africa-Europe-N.America
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 1#1e22eeee


However I have noticed that QR has its GRU service pass thru 4 continents on the return sector (post blockade). QR774: S.America-Africa-Europe-Asia
 
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Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:57 pm

Gulf Air newly revised baggage policy will take effect on Sunday 28 October 2018



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Falconflyer additional baggage
- Black tier: +1 x 32 KG
- Gold: +1 x 23 KG
- Silver: +1 x 15 KG
 
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Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:38 am

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) introduces A2G in-flight internet service

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Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:41 am

Starting from 28 October 2018 Saudia will fly direct from Jeddah to Surabaya 4 flights weekly & Medan 2 flights flights weekly
 
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Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:45 am

Saudia airlines Hajj season performance:

-Market share: 36%
-Number of pilgrims carried to\from JED: 1.3 m PAX
-Destinations served: 100
-Number of flights: 5,300 flights
-Increase from last year numbers: +30%


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Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:04 am

Tadweer and Etihad Airways signed an MOU to collaborate on research project to explore how municipal solid waste can be converted into jet fuel to be used on Etihad Airways’ flights.

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Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:20 pm

Dubai’s Al Maktoum airport expansion delayed until 2030

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Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:26 pm

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Dubai’s Al Maktoum airport expansion delayed until 2030

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Link in Arabic from CNBC Arabia:

https://www.cnbcarabia.com/news/view/46 ... -2030.html
 
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Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:28 pm

Royal Air Maroc to serve Amman from April 2019.
 
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Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:42 pm

Turkish is introducing it’s 4th daily flight to Beirut starting on the 28th of October. All flights will be mostly operated by a widebody.
 
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Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:03 pm

"Umrah by Saudia", Saudia introduced a new travel portal for Saudia Umrah passengers to book flights, hotels and obtain visa through one website.

http://www.umrahbysaudia.com

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Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:43 pm

Saudia and Etihad officially announce codeshare agreement:

-Covers 41 destinations across both carriers networks
-Both carriers are working to explore more collaboration in cargo
-Etihad Guest and Saudia Alfursan FFPs are more integrated to Earn & Redeem miles on both programs

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Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:52 pm

Effective 28-Oct-2018, Saudia to operate 20 times weekly between Jeddah and Kuala Lumpur in winter 2018/19

-18 times weekly JED-KUL
-Twice weekly JED-KUL-MED


Saudia increase flights from Jeddah to Abu Dhabi

-8 times weekly JED-AUH (includes 2 weekly flights JED-AUH-MED-JED)
 
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Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:40 pm

Flyadeal celebrates 2,000,000 passengers in a very short period of 13 months of operation

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Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:43 am

GACA to launch new SAR 2.5bn King Abdullah International Airport project in Jazan, Saudi Arabia

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Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:49 am

Happy 33 Anniversary Emirates :)


Lets take a look at how old those Arabian carriers:

    Egypt Air 86 years old
    Middle East Airlines 73 years old
    Saudia airlines 73 years old
    Iraq Airways 72 years old
    Gulf Air 68 years old
    Kuwait Airways 64 years old
    Royal Jordanian 54 years old
    Oman Air 25 years old
    Etihad Airways 15 years old
 
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Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:25 pm

The first airport in NEOM is expected to operate before the end of 2018 with biweekly flights scheduled at the start of 2019. This is part of a general plan to establish a network of airports in NEOM, one of which will be an international airport.

source
 
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Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:40 am

Retrofitted Saudia old A320:

BC: 2-2 flat bed
EC: 3-3 with IFE screen

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Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:12 pm

"Tunisia ready for Open Skies agreement with Europe" - Tunisian PM

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Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:49 pm

Air Arabia celebrated 15 years of successful operations which transformed the air travel industry in the wider MENA region by unveiling a new brand identity that is reflective of its innovative forward-looking and international approach.

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Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:54 am

Emirates plans to launch a new "Fly Better" brand campaign on 01-Nov-2018 to showcase its inflight entertainment system and its "diverse offering", as well as its global network.

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Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:05 pm

Starting from 24 Nov 2018, Flynas will fly daily DMM-CAI
 
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Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:08 pm

Using the latest biometric technology, Emirates passengers will soon be able to check in, complete immigration, enter the Lounge and board their flights simply by strolling through iris and facial recognition points in DXB T3

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Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:13 pm

Sun Express Germany is launching two weekly flights between Stuttgart and Beirut and two weekly flights between Dusseldorf and Beirut. Both starting on the 8th of June 2019.
 
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[list=][/list]
Cedric13 wrote:
Sun Express Germany is launching two weekly flights between Stuttgart and Beirut and two weekly flights between Dusseldorf and Beirut. Both starting on the 8th of June 2019.


Making BEY connected with direct flights to Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, and Frankfurt.
 
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Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:46 pm

ME720 wrote:
[list=][/list]
Cedric13 wrote:
Sun Express Germany is launching two weekly flights between Stuttgart and Beirut and two weekly flights between Dusseldorf and Beirut. Both starting on the 8th of June 2019.


Making BEY connected with direct flights to Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, and Frankfurt.

With 2 airlines operating the Düsseldorf route (Germania and Sun Express)
 
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Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:29 pm

KSAAirliner wrote:
Saudia and Etihad officially announce codeshare agreement:

-Covers 41 destinations across both carriers networks
-Both carriers are working to explore more collaboration in cargo
-Etihad Guest and Saudia Alfursan FFPs are more integrated to Earn & Redeem miles on both programs

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Do you know when it will go into effect?
"You're not as stupid as you look, or sound, or our best test indicates" Burns to Homer
 
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Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:30 pm

KSAAirliner wrote:
Saudia and Etihad officially announce codeshare agreement:

-Covers 41 destinations across both carriers networks
-Both carriers are working to explore more collaboration in cargo
-Etihad Guest and Saudia Alfursan FFPs are more integrated to Earn & Redeem miles on both programs

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Do you know when it will go into effect?
"You're not as stupid as you look, or sound, or our best test indicates" Burns to Homer
 
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Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:31 pm

On Etihad's 15th anniversary, the airline will throw a special announcement. what could it be??
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:23 am

Etihad's B787 F1 livery - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Sponsorship

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Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:22 pm

EK retired its last non-ER 777-300, A6-EMX, on Saturday after flights to MAA and AMM (how's that for (a)symmetry?). It was a regular at MAA (along with other 773s), operating the morning flight.
5H-TCG
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:12 pm

Jazeera Airways inaugurated a new CTO in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia today

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Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:07 pm

Ryanair has commenced its much awaited services to Jordan from 14 European destinations (AMM from 10 cities including Paphos & AQJ from 4 cities).

Here is Ryanair promotional video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NEM54u4Eh4
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:22 pm

Emirates will launch a new campaign 'Fly Better', today 01/11/2018.
 
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Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:35 pm

- RJ released its quarterly results which is showing a net profit for the first nine months of 2018 of JOD10.2m, an 87% improvement over same period of 2017.

- QAIA also released its quarterly traffic figures that shows passengers count passing AMM of over 6.5m for the first nine months of 2018, a 5.5% improvement over same period of 2017.
 
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Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:09 pm

Emirates will offer customers special Thanksgiving menus across all classes on flights between Dubai and the US and in the respective airport lounges from 22 to 25 November 2018

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Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:34 am

Saudia wins two awards at THE UK HAJJ & UMRAH AWARDS 2018

    Best Hajj Airline Carrier
    Best Umrah Airline Carrier

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Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:29 am

CAPA Asia Pacific Start-up of the Year Flyadeal

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Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:32 am

CAPA Asia Pacific Turnaround Airline of the Year Saudia Airlines


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Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:19 am

4 Days to go! Bahrain International Air Show :)

http://www.bahraininternationalairshow.com/

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Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:02 pm

Royal Jordanian CEO says manufacturers in ‘head-to-head race’ for new jet order

CAIRO (Reuters) - Royal Jordanian expects to decide in the first quarter next year on an order for over 20 narrow-body aircraft, the Middle East airline's chief executive said on Tuesday.
The Amman-based carrier is in talks with Airbus, Boeing, and Embraer for an order of 23 jets to replace and expand its fleet of 19 Airbus A320 family aircraft and Embraer 195 and 175s.
"I think right now it’s a head to head race ... and the best offer will win," Chief Executive Stefan Pichler told Reuters in an interview in Cairo.
"We'll probably make a call in the first quarter of 2019."
If the order goes ahead it will come around two years after Royal Jordanian launched a turnaround program that helped the airline return to profitability in 2017.
Pichler said the restructuring plan was on track and after making 10.2 million dinars ($14.4 million) in the first nine months, the airline was set to remain profitable this year.
"If we had the same fuel prices as last year we would now be operating with a huge profit margin, but that’s life," he said.
To counter a sharp rise in oil prices this year Royal Jordanian started hedging 22 percent of its fuel requirements in the fourth quarter, Pichler said.
Fuel is often an airline's single largest operating cost.
A currency hedging strategy is also in development, Pichler said.
Wary of overcapacity in the Gulf market, a region dominated by major airlines Emirates and Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian has said it will focus on the Middle East's Levant region.
Pichler said he was hopeful flights to Syria would resume within the next three to four months, although Royal Jordanian had yet to make any plans to do so.
"You can’t put in your plan you’ll fly back to Damascus when there’s still war," he said.
The land border crossing between Jordan and Syria reopened last month.
 
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Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:14 pm

Panagiotis wrote:
Royal Jordanian CEO says manufacturers in ‘head-to-head race’ for new jet order

CAIRO (Reuters) - Royal Jordanian expects to decide in the first quarter next year on an order for over 20 narrow-body aircraft, the Middle East airline's chief executive said on Tuesday.
The Amman-based carrier is in talks with Airbus, Boeing, and Embraer for an order of 23 jets to replace and expand its fleet of 19 Airbus A320 family aircraft and Embraer 195 and 175s.
"I think right now it’s a head to head race ... and the best offer will win," Chief Executive Stefan Pichler told Reuters in an interview in Cairo.
"We'll probably make a call in the first quarter of 2019."
If the order goes ahead it will come around two years after Royal Jordanian launched a turnaround program that helped the airline return to profitability in 2017.
Pichler said the restructuring plan was on track and after making 10.2 million dinars ($14.4 million) in the first nine months, the airline was set to remain profitable this year.
"If we had the same fuel prices as last year we would now be operating with a huge profit margin, but that’s life," he said.
To counter a sharp rise in oil prices this year Royal Jordanian started hedging 22 percent of its fuel requirements in the fourth quarter, Pichler said.
Fuel is often an airline's single largest operating cost.
A currency hedging strategy is also in development, Pichler said.
Wary of overcapacity in the Gulf market, a region dominated by major airlines Emirates and Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian has said it will focus on the Middle East's Levant region.
Pichler said he was hopeful flights to Syria would resume within the next three to four months, although Royal Jordanian had yet to make any plans to do so.
"You can’t put in your plan you’ll fly back to Damascus when there’s still war," he said.
The land border crossing between Jordan and Syria reopened last month.


Wasn't there a plan to retire all aircraft models besides the A321 and the B787? I hope that idea was dropped as I doubt it would have worked.
 
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Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:16 pm

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Retrofitted Saudia old A320:

BC: 2-2 flat bed
EC: 3-3 with IFE screen

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Saudia and Taqnia Space launched today the 50Mbps hybrid Ka/Ku inflight connectivity and television service on the first retrofitted A320 - deployed on RUH-GVA

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Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:52 pm

xwb777 wrote:
Saudia aims to be a 5 star airline by the end of 2019

I doubt Saudia reaches 5 stars because they do not serve alcohol.
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