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AeroTime Team
Etihad, Saudia to codeshare on 12 more flights

Etihad Airways is further strengthening its relations with other carriers from the Middle East. A week after announcing intentions to establish a low cost airline together with Air Arabia, the Dubai-based airline is now advancing its one year strong partnership with its Saudi Arabian partner ‒ Saudia.   ...


AeroTime Team
Water salutes gone wrong: UAE issues verdict in Saudia’s case

When pilots landed Saudi Arabian Airlines Airbus A320 at Dubai International Airport (DXB), they had no idea that the flight was going to be greeted with a water salute. Even less so, that the welcoming fanfare will blow open one of the emergency exits and inflate the slide ramp, injuring a passenger along the way....


AeroTime Team
Odd flights cross Pakistan amid airspace closure

UPDATED On a second day of shutdown, Pakistan airspace remains closed at large, however, some solitary flights have been spotted leaving the country.  Pakistan to reopen its airspace on March 1, 2019....


Ina Hladyshava
Two huge deals mark the end of 2018 for Boeing

In late December 2018, Boeing managed to boost its orderbook with two big deals of up to 150 aircraft, finishing the year well ahead Airbus in this sense....


AeroTime Team
Saudi Arabia cancels flights to Canada after diplomatic conflict

Saudia, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, suspended all direct flights to Toronto (Canada) on August 7, 2018. The move comes after Canada’s government called for release of activists detained in the Gulf country....


Ruta Burbaite
Saudia explores 777X order with Boeing under pressure

Saudi Arabian Airlines is reportedly looking into a potential order for Boeing’s 777X jets at a time when the U.S. plane maker is experiencing pressure....


Yulius Yoma
Saudia names new CEO

Saudi Arabian Airlines announced the appointment of Jaan Albrecht as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Saudia Air Transport Company (Saudia). Albrecht will be joining the airline at the beginning of January 2017 reporting directly to the Director General , Saleh N. Al-Jasser....