Saudi Arabian Airlines marks national day with special offers 

A Saudia-designed content for electronic screens is shown inside a stadium to commemorate the 88th Saudi National Day. (SPA)
Updated 24 September 2018

Saudi Arabian Airlines marks national day with special offers 

  • The airline has cut fares of domestic flights to and from 27 airports across the Kingdom to mark Saudi National Day

JEDDAH: The Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) marked the Kingdom’s 88th National Day with a series of events consisting of various activities and services to commemorate the occasion.

Under the slogan, “Set off to the future,” the national carrier’s administrative headquarters has been lit in green to resemble the Saudi flag, along with a picture of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman shown on the entire building, and the logo of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. 

The airline has cut fares of domestic flights to and from 27 airports across the Kingdom to mark the occasion, starting 88 saudi riyals on one-destination economy tickets. It also said that reduced ticket sales for domestic flights will be made available on all sales channels on Sept 22-23, for bookings on traveling dates that fall between Oct. 7 until Dec. 20 of this year. 

In addition, the airline allowed its passengers to add additional 2,309 miles on their mileage membership for every domestic flight on Sept. 23. It also offered unlimited internet service to passengers on all its flights for free on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of this week.

Meanwhile, Saudia Holidays has offered a 28% discount on flights and hotel bookings. 

Passengers on Saudia flights had the chance to watch a special video produced by Saudi men and woman to mark the occasion, as well as those at arrival and departure halls, and landmark sites across the Kingdom. 

Souvenirs themed with the national day were also handed out to passengers. 

And because the airline is the Saudi national football team’s official sponsor, Saudia has designed content for electronic screens inside stadiums to commemorate the National Day.


Saudi Arabia delays May crude prices until after OPEC+ meeting

Updated 05 April 2020

Saudi Arabia delays May crude prices until after OPEC+ meeting

  • OPEC and allies are due to meet on Thursday to discuss a possible new global crude supply cut

DUBAI: Saudi Aramco will delay the release of its crude official selling prices (OSP) for May until April 10 to wait for the outcome of a meeting between OPEC and its allies regarding possible output cuts, a senior Saudi source familiar with the matter said on Sunday.
"It is an unprecedented measure that has not been taken by Aramco before. May OSPs will depend on how the OPEC+ meeting concludes. We are doing what we can to make it successful, including taking this extraordinary step to delay the OSPs," the Saudi source said.
Saudi Aramco typically issues its OSPs by the 5th of each month, setting the trend for Iranian, Kuwaiti and Iraqi prices and affecting more than 12 million barrels of oil per day bound for Asia.
OPEC and allies are due to meet on Thursday to discuss a possible new global crude supply cut to end a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia which has prompted US President Donald Trump to intervene.
The Saudi source said that Riyadh wants to avoid a repeat of the outcome of a March meeting where oil talks collapsed between OPEC and allies "due to Russia's lack of cooperation with the rest of OPEC+ participants".
Coordinated cuts between OPEC members and others led by Russia expired on March 31 having helped support crude prices since they began in January 2017.
The OPEC+ meeting was initially due for Monday, but was postponed to April 9 "to allow for more time to reach out to all producers including OPEC+ and others," the Saudi source said.