Saudia signs codeshare agreement with Garuda Indonesia

A Saudia airlines crew arrives at an international arrivals hall. (File photo / AFP)
Updated 03 September 2018
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Saudia signs codeshare agreement with Garuda Indonesia

JEDDAH: Saudia Airlines has signed a codeshare agreement with its partner in SkyTeam Airline Alliance, Garuda Indonesia Airlines to expand domestic destinations in Saudi Arabia and Indonesia, as well as other countries.
The agreement aims to expand the flights between both countries through direct sales on both carriers.
The clients of both airlines will enjoy several privileges, such as reservations and ticketing, as well as flexible transfers of flights with one ticket.
Passengers will also have the possibility to ship baggage to a final destination with the benefit of the rewards program and can collect miles to add to their membership.
Saudia will also boost its presence in Indonesia at competitive prices, and will enable passengers traveling from the Kingdom to Indonesia to arrive in new cities in the country, such as Surabaya, Makassar and Medan, with ease, using one ticket via Garuda.
The agreement will also include other destinations in east Asia, such as Sydney and Melbourne in Australia, and Bangkok in Thailand.
Meanwhile passengers of Garuda will be able to reach destinations offered by Saudia domestically to Riyadh, Dammam, Al-Qasim, and Tabuk, as well as its international flights to Casablanca, Cairo, Istanbul, Madrid, Bahrain and other cities.


Saudi Cabinet welcomes Ethiopian, Eritrean peace agreement

King Salman chairs the Cabinet session in Jeddah on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 18 September 2018
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Saudi Cabinet welcomes Ethiopian, Eritrean peace agreement

  • The king briefed the Cabinet on the results of his meetings with Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali to sign the Jeddah Peace Agreement
  • The king wished the two countries further security, prosperity and stability

JEDDAH: King Salman chaired the Cabinet’s session at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Tuesday.

The king briefed the Cabinet on the results of his meetings with Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali to sign the Jeddah Peace Agreement.

King Salman expressed his congratulations to the two countries and said that he hoped the signing of the agreement would be a strong basis for closer cooperation and friendship, achieving security and stability, and would positively affect the security and stability of the region.

The king also congratulated Djibouti and Eritrea on their historic meeting in Jeddah — which came in response to his invitation — wishing the two countries further security, prosperity and stability.

The Cabinet praised the efforts of the two countries’ leaders to restore relations between them to establish a new stage that would witness a great development in relations and further cooperation.

The Cabinet congratulated the king and crown prince on the success of these efforts, which resulted in the signing of the Jeddah Peace Agreement and also the historic meeting between Djibouti and Eritrea after ten years of severed relations. 

The Cabinet praised the resolutions of the 150th ordinary session of the Arab League’s Council at the level of foreign ministers held in Cairo, and the statement issued by the Arab Quartet Ministerial Committee held on the sidelines of the 150th session of the Arab League’s Council, on the follow-up of the crisis with Iran and ways to address its interference in the internal affairs of Arab countries.

The Cabinet highlighted the terrorism practiced by Iran through its interference in Arab affairs, which needs cooperation to confront and deter, reiterating that the Kingdom has made efforts to combat terrorism and has not hesitated to provide support with the cooperation of the international community to address this.

The Cabinet expressed the Kingdom’s strong condemnation of the suicide bombings north of Tikrit in Iraq, the Somali capital of Mogadishu and Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, expressing condolences to the families of the victims, the governments and peoples of Iraq, Somalia and Afghanistan.