Saudia, SkyTeam ink strategic deal
Jeddah, May 30, 2012
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has signed an agreement with top global alliance SkyTeam, offering its passengers access to 14,700 daily flights operated by SkyTeam’s member airlines to 958 destinations in 173 countries.
“We are confident that this meeting would herald a big turning point in the history of SkyTeam,” Prince Fahd bin Abdullah, president of the General Authority of Civil Aviation, and chairman of Saudia’s board of directors, was quoted as saying in Arab News.
He unveiled two Saudia aircraft featuring SkyTeam livery at the signing ceremony at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, the report said.
With this, Saudia, the national carrier of Saudi Arabia, becomes SkyTeam’s first member airline from the Middle East, according to the report.