Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) has officially launched its newest Alfursan lounge in the international terminal of Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport. The 3,500-square-meter lounge can accommodate more than 10,000 guests per day, making it the largest of its kind across the SkyTeam Alliance network worldwide.
The new facility was unveiled during a special ceremony on Wednesday, November 24 by His Excellency Engr. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, Minister of Transport and Logistics and Chairman of SAUDIA Group; His Excellency Engr. Ibrahim Al-Omar, Director General of SAUDIA Group; and Engr. Ryyan Tarabzoni, Chief Executive Officer of the Jeddah Airports Company.
Designed and equipped in line with world-class international standards and facilities, the new lounge offers a range of premium services to First and Business Class guests, Alfursan members, and Elite and Elite+ cardholders around the clock, seven days a week.
The lounge's business center includes meetings spaces, iPad devices, and printer facilities. The lounge also features a kid's zone for children, together with a kitchen and several dining areas offering diverse and carefully curated menus.
Engr. Al-Omar emphasized that the new lounge gives the national flag carrier an edge thanks to its state-of-the-art equipment and finishing, as well as the carefully selected services that are designed to provide seamless comfort for SAUDIA's Guests.
"In this age of prosperity in the reign of the Kingdom's visionary leadership, the country is seeing a flurry of global events and activities such as the Red Sea International Film Festival, the Formula One championship, among many others in Jeddah, welcoming millions of people to Saudi Arabia from all over the world," he remarked.
The new lounge is the biggest frequent flyer lounge in the SkyTeam Alliance, the international alliance of 19 airlines of which SAUDIA is a member. It offers an ideal place for Guests to relax, tick off their business to-do lists, and wind down while they wait for their flights, with fun and entertaining activities for every age group.
The national carrier has been consistently recognized for its efforts to enhance its offerings through a series of prestigious industry accolades, most recently with the title "World's Most Improved Airline" at the 2021 Skytrax World Airline Awards.
About Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA)
Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) is the national flag carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Established in 1945, the company is one of the Middle East's largest airlines.
In recent years the airline has invested significantly in its fleet of 144 narrow and widebody aircraft and operates one of the youngest fleets in the skies, with an average aircraft age of 5 years.
The airline operates a route network which includes 95 destinations across four continents, including all 28 domestic airports in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
SAUDIA is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) as well as a member airline in the SkyTeam alliance since 2012.
This year, the organization was named the World's Most Improved Airline in 2021 by Skytrax. SAUDIA also received the prestigious accolade in 2017.
The carrier is ranked as a Global Five-Star Major Airline by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and has been awarded the Diamond status by APEX Health Safety powered by SimpliFlying, in recognition of the airline's extensive safety measures in response to the pandemic.