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IATA ICAO Callsign
FoundedSeptember 1945; 78 years ago (1945-09)
Frequent-flyer programAl Fursan Loyalty
Fleet size151
Parent companyGovernment of Saudi Arabia
Key people
A Saudia Boeing 777-300 ER in year 2021

Saudia (Arabic: السعودية as-Suʿūdiyyah), formerly known as Saudi Arabian Airlines (Arabic: الخطوط الجوية العربية السعودية al-Ḫuṭūṭ al-Jawwiyyah al-ʿArabiyyah as-Suʿūdiyyah) is the flag carrier and largest airline of Saudi Arabia, based in Jeddah.[2][3] It was started in 1945 with the help of the United States government. [4] TWA managed the airline until the 1960s.[5] The airline joined SkyTeam in May 2012. As of 2024, Saudia goes to more then 95 cities worldwide.[6]

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  1. "Saudi Airlines entrusts Sami Sindi with the duties of the General Manager". News1. Retrieved 28 October 2019.[permanent dead link]
  2. Hofmann, Kurt (20 January 2017). "Saudia outlines 2017 fleet delivery plan". Air Transport World. Archived from the original on 21 January 2017. Saudi Arabia's national carrier Saudia will take delivery of 30 aircraft this year, according to a Jan. 17 statement.
  3. "Saudi Arabian Airlines Ground Services Company: Private Company Information". Businessweek. Archived from the original on 5 June 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  4. "Saudiahistorypage". Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  5. Lippman, Thomas (10 November 2008). Inside the Mirage. ISBN 9780786742530. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  6. "Where we Fly? Our Network". SAUDIA. Retrieved 22 February 2024.

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