Saudia passengers up 14% in first nine months of 2017

    Saudia reported (09-Oct-2017) passenger numbers increased 14% year-on-year to more than 24.54 million in the first nine months of 2017. Hajj and Umrah pilgrim traffic increased 40%. Passenger numbers increased 16% to 3.12 million in Aug-2017 and 12% to 2.9 million in Sep-2017. The airline operated more than 156,000 services in the first nine months of 2017, of which 89,100 were domestic, 61,700 were international and 5750 were unscheduled, including Hajj and Umrah operations. [more – original PR – Arabic]