SAUDIA, the national flag carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia transports more than 34 million passengers annually to over 95 destinations in their network onboard their fleet of 142 aircraft and in the recent past committed to modernizing its fleet. It is the largest airline in terms of capacity that serves the kingdom.

Largest Airline By Capacity In Saudi Arabia (w/c 07-Oct-2019)

Largest Airline By Capacity In Saudi Arabia (w/c 07-Oct-2019)

Source: Blue Swan Daily

The airline had recently restarted their domestic routes, but International routes have been suspended due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the government still has in place a border restriction.

According to Routesonline, the carrier has released a preliminary schedule for International flights between the 1st of August till the 24th of October. However, only reservations from September and October are currently available to book through different sales channels.

Without an official announcement on border restrictions being removed, could the latest flight updates by the government-owned carrier be a sign of travel restrictions being eased. It’s difficult to assume as the schedule could be the airline assuming on a potential relaxation of rules and might cancel the flights in due course if the government decides to keep the restrictions in place till the Pandemic is under control.

The SAUDIA schedule according to Routesonline is:

Dammam – Cairo 1 daily A320
Dammam – Dubai 2 daily A320
Jeddah – Abu Dhabi 1 daily A320
Jeddah – Addis Ababa 4 weekly A330
Jeddah – Amman 12 weekly A320
Jeddah – Amsterdam 4 weekly 787-9
Jeddah – Bahrain 1 daily A320
Jeddah – Beirut 8 weekly A320/330
Jeddah – Borg el Arab 
2 daily A320
Jeddah – Cairo 7 daily A330
Jeddah – Casablanca 3 weekly 787-10
Jeddah – Dhaka 2 weekly 777-300ER
Jeddah – Dubai 6 daily A320/330/777-300ER
Jeddah – Guangzhou 1 weekly 787-9
Jeddah – Islamabad 3 weekly 777-300ER
Jeddah – Istanbul 4 weekly A330
Jeddah – Jakarta 3 weekly 777-300ER
Jeddah – Johannesburg 3 weekly 787-9
Jeddah – Karachi 3 weekly 777-300ER
Jeddah – Khartoum 2 daily A330
Jeddah – Kozhikode 3 weekly A330
Jeddah – Kuala Lumpur 3 weekly 787-10
Jeddah – Kuwait City 9 weekly A320/321/330
Jeddah – London Heathrow 3 weekly 777-300ER
Jeddah – Manila 2 weekly 777-300ER
Jeddah – Mauritius 3 weekly 787-9
Jeddah – Mumbai 1 weekly A330
Jeddah – Muscat 4 weekly A320
Jeddah – Nairobi 4 weekly A320/321
Jeddah – Paris CDG 3 weekly 787-10
Jeddah – Sharm el Sheikh 6 weekly
Jeddah – Tunis 8 weekly A330
Jeddah – Washington Dulles 2 weekly 777-300ER
Madinah – Borg el Arab 5 weekly A320
Madinah – Dubai 1 daily A320
Madinah – Kuwait City 2 weekly A320
Riyadh – Abu Dhabi 1 daily A320
Riyadh – Addis Ababa 3 weekly A330
Riyadh – Amman 10 weekly A320/321
Riyadh – Bahrain 1 daily A320/321
Riyadh – Beirut 8 weekly A320/321
Riyadh – Borg el Arab 1 daily A320/321
Riyadh – Cairo 23-30 weekly A330
Riyadh – Casablanca 4 weekly 787-9
Riyadh – Dhaka 2 weekly 777-300ER
Riyadh – Dubai 6 daily various aircraft
Riyadh – Istanbul 4 weekly A320
Riyadh – Khartoum 1 daily A330
Riyadh – Kuwait City 14 weekly A320/321
Riyadh – Manila 2 weekly 777-300ER
Riyadh – Sharm el Sheikh 6 weekly
Riyadh – Washington Dulles 2 weekly 777-300ER

Source: Routesonline & SAUDIA