Saudi Arabian Airlines launches free texting services for passengers

Passengers of Saudi Arabian Airlines can now send text services through iMessage and Facebook Messenger applications. (SPA photo)
Updated 17 September 2018

Saudi Arabian Airlines launches free texting services for passengers

JEDDAH: The Saudi Arabian Airlines has aunched a new and free texting service for passengers on board its aircraft with Internet access.

The service was launched on Saturday and allows passengers to send texts through iMessage and Facebook Messenger applications.

It comes as an addition to the similar service on WhatsApp launched in May.

Guests on board more than 100 aircraft of the modern Saudi Arabian Airlines fleet equipped with Wi-Fi will have access to these services.

All they have to do is connect their devices and choose the service they wish to acquire.


WATCH: Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

Updated 8 min 58 sec ago

WATCH: Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

  • Police say driver in ‘abnormal’ condition

RIYADH: Video footage captured the dramatic moment a car was driven at high speed across the courtyard of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, before finally smashing into one of the doors on Friday night.

Saudi security authorities then arrested a man who was pulled from the car, state news agency SPA reported.

Reports suggest the car was driven at high speed on a road surrounding the southern square the Grand Mosque, also known Masjid Haramain, SPA added, quoting the official spokesman of Makkah region, Sultan Al-Dossari.

He said the incident happened at around 10:30 p.m..

No one was hurt in the incident the report added.

Investigators said the driver of the car was a Saudi citizen who was “in an abnormal condition.” 

The offender is being referred to the Public Prosecution office, it said.