Saudia, also known as Saudi Arabian Airlines, is the national carrier airline of Saudi Arabia, based in Jeddah, and and is wholly owned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In terms of revenue, Saudi is the third largest airline carrier in the Middle East, and formally joined the SkyTeam alliance in 2012, becoming the alliance's 16th global member and first member from the Middle East.
The airline operates a network of domestic and regional services within Saudi Arabia and the Middle East as well as Asia, Europe and North America from its main base at King Abdulaziz International Airport, as well as from its secondary hubs are at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh and King Fahd International Airport in Dammam.
They service over 150,000 flights annually in 26 international, regional, and domestic airports. It operates domestic and international scheduled flights to over 120 destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Domestic and international charter flights are operated, mostly during the Ramadan and the Hajj season.
Today, Saudi has 141 aircraft, including the latest and most advanced wide-bodied jets presently available: B787-9, B777-268L, B777-300ER, Airbus A320-200, Airbus A321, and Airbus A330-300. Saudia has its own cargo division, Saudi Airlines Cargo, which services over 20 destinations with a dedicated cargo fleet.