Saudi Arabian Airlines has achieved a new record in its 72 year history, flying 2,906,070 guests in a single month.
The figures reflect consistent growth in domestic and international sectors at a time when the carrier is undergoing expansion across its fleet and route network.
In 2016, 30 million guests flew with Saudia.
As of the beginning of this year, the airline has achieved one third of that figure, flying 10,007,000 by April month-end.
Saudia has made significant investments in new on-board product features, technological applications and customer service, which has been positively received by guests.
New aircraft, additional capacity on existing routes and new destinations are contributing to the additional demand across Saudia’s international sectors.
Last year the airline inducted a mix of 27 new state-of-the-art narrow and wide-body aircraft, including Boeing 777-300ERs, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, Airbus 330-300 Regionals and Airbus 320s.
This year the fleet expansion continues, where Saudia has already received 11 out of 32 new aircraft scheduled to be received this year.
Saudia Airlines director general, Saleh Al-Jasser, commented on the traffic increase: “We welcome all passengers flying on board with Saudia and thank you for the continued support as we grow our services.
“The expansion across the network is part of our on-going commitment and dedication to provide best-in-class service and a convenient travel network for our guests flying with Saudia for business and leisure.”