The airline carried 15.7 million passengers on the domestic sector, which is a 6.71$ rise, Arab News quoted Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser (photo), Saudia’s Director General, as saying.
During 2014, the airline operated 190,123 flights, showing an increase of 12,668 flights or 7% compared to 2013, with the total number of domestic flights reaching 120,248.
The airline’s on-time performance rate during the year reached 90.79%.
Al-Jasser emphasized Saudia’s determination to confront challenges facing the airline and further enhance services being extended to passengers in different locations including on board its flights.
Moreover, Saudia transported 12.18 million passengers on the international sector during 2014, showing an increase of 14% compared to 2013, the report said.
The airline’s 2014 achievements were attributed to the teamwork of Saudia employees, who Al-Jasser noted desired to achieve high standards of performance. He also urged the Saudia staff to exert greater efforts towards enhancing customer services to offer passengers an unrivalled experience on-board the airline.
Saudia is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization. The airline joined the SkyTeam airline alliance on 29 May 2012.
Saudia used to be the largest carrier in the region, but because of the growth of other airports and airlines, it has become the third largest, behind Emirates and Qatar Airways.
Saudia received 64 new airplanes by the end of 2012, 6 Boeing airplanes and 58 Airbus airplanes. So far, the airline has 7 777-300ERs, 35 A320-200s, 15 A321-200s and 8 A330-300s. Another 8 Boeing 787-9 aircraft will join the fleet of Saudia in 2015.
Source: Arab News; Wikipedia