SAUDIA OPENS NEW CITY OFFICE IN NEW DELHI
India is the largest foreign station for the national carrier in number of destinations
nder the Patronage of the Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to the Republic of India, His Excellency Dr. Saud Bin Mohammed Al- Sati, in the attendance of diplomatic corps of the Saudi Arabian Embassy in India, senior officials from the airline, customers and travel agents in India, SAUDIA launched the new office in New Delhi. The airline’s new city office is located in the historical area, Connaught Place, located in the central business district in the heart of New Delhi.
The new head office in India for SAUDIA welcomes guests for all of their booking requirements with the airline. During the inauguration event, officials participated in a ribbon cutting and reveal ceremony.
His Excellency Dr. Al-Sati also invited guests for a tour of the facilities, accompanied by SAUDIA Country Manager in India Mr. Ibrahim Bin Mohammed Al-Qubbi briefed guests on the state-of-the-art SAUDIA fleet and new services being provided to guests onboard.
The airline’s new office includes a service counter for ticket sales, training and development, reservations, travel agents, finance, administration, and a stakeholder coordination office with Indian aviation authority. The office provides guests with expedient services, enabled by modern electronic reservation and ticket issuing systems.
His Excellency Dr. Al-Sati also spoke to guests about the developments of the national carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including its updated, new and modern fleet of aircraft and the improved services, which reflect the comprehensive transformation plan, that are tied to the Vision 2030.
The opening of the new office serves to further reinforce the strong ties and relations between the two countries.
The growing ties between both countries is attributed to the fact that SAUDIA caters to a large number of guests from the Indian community, whether it is for Umrah and Hajj travel, or Indian expatriates who are currently employed in the Kingdom, or travelling in transit with SAUDIA to reach one of the Indian cities the carrier operates to.
SAUDIA Country Manager Mr. Al-Qubbi informed guests that India is the largest country on the SAUDIA route map in terms of number of destinations. Altogether SAUDIA flies to eight stations in India: Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Trivandrum and Kochi.
Mr. Al-Qubbi explained that the number of passengers, total flights and seat capacity between Saudi Arabia and India is witnessing exponential growth. The average weekly flights to India is currently at (134) flights (in both directions SAUDIA flew more than 3,200 flights between the Kingdom and the Republic of India).
Mr. Al-Qubbi thanked His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Al-Sati and extended his appreciation for the unlimited support from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Embassy in India, enabling the airline to serve the air transportation industry between Saudi Arabia and India.
SAUDIA launched its eighth destination in India – Trivandrum – on October 1, 2017.