Saudia Expands Travel Horizons with Aegean Codeshare Agreement

By Ivan PetrenkoMay 13, 2024 05:35 AMNews
Share:
Saudia airline aircraft taxiing on runway with cloudy background
Saudia airline aircraft taxiing on runway with cloudy background. Source: unsplash

In a significant move to enhance air travel connectivity, Saudia, the national airline of Saudi Arabia, has forged a codeshare partnership with Aegean, the leading airline of Greece. This collaboration, set to commence in May, marks a strategic expansion in their existing relationship, promising numerous benefits for travelers of both airlines.

The codeshare agreement was announced at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) held in Dubai, highlighting the shared vision of both airlines to improve passenger experience and increase the range of available destinations. Arved Von Zur Muehlen, the Chief Commercial Officer of Saudia, and Yannis Rasoglou, Director of Network Planning and Airline Partnerships at Aegean, underscored the commitment to facilitating seamless travel across an expanded network.

The partnership is poised to offer significant enhancements for passengers, including streamlined booking processes, single-ticket travel, and luggage checked through to final destinations. Additionally, a reciprocal rewards program will allow passengers to earn and use miles across both airlines, further enriching the travel experience.

This agreement not only facilitates easier travel between Saudi Arabia and Greece but also extends to broader networks. Through Aegean, travelers can access 47 countries and 156 destinations, including popular spots like Zagreb, Tirana, Santorini, and Rhodes. Conversely, Aegean's passengers will gain smoother access to Saudi Arabia's burgeoning tourism locales, which are experiencing rapid growth due to extensive cultural and entertainment developments.

Moreover, the inclusion of digital transit visa services by Saudia, in collaboration with the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will allow global travelers a stopover of up to 96 hours in Saudi Arabia, enhancing the appeal of Saudia as a bridge between East and West.

The codeshare flights are available for booking since the end of April, with operations beginning on May 9. Both airlines have expressed intentions to expand their joint route offerings progressively.

Top Articles
Top 12 Airbnb homes near Chicago, from secluded escapes surrounded by dunes and forests to hygge-style cottages or a private spa

Top 12 Airbnb homes near Chicago, from secluded escapes surrounded by dunes and forests to hygge-style cottages or a private spa

Jul 18, 2024 20:03 PM
Online check-in: benefits, when and where to check in online

Online check-in: benefits, when and where to check in online

Jul 18, 2024 13:02 PM

Top 10 most haunted hotels in the world: from the place that inspired Stephen King and tragic love stories to the afterlife haunts of celebrities

Jul 18, 2024 08:22 AM

Top 10 London hotels with hot tubs: from bubbling outdoor oases to sophisticated spas with wellness pools

Jul 17, 2024 21:15 PM
More News
Passengers seated inside a modern public bus, with visible yellow handrails and a clear view of the bus driver's area at the front

North East Introduces Free Travel for Kids During Holidays

Jul 19, 2024 04:30 AM
gray and white airplane on flight near clear blue sky

14+ Hour Boeing 737 Service Ends This Week

Jul 19, 2024 03:30 AM

Amadeus and HRS Partnership Boosts Business Travel with AI Enhancements

Jul 19, 2024 02:30 AM

EasyJet Announces New Longest Route from London to Luxor

Jul 19, 2024 01:30 AM
A red double-decker Stagecoach bus parked on a city street in front of a historic building

Bedfordshire Bus Drivers' Pay Increase: Impact on Travelers

Jul 19, 2024 00:05 AM
LNER train crossing a green steel bridge

AI-Powered Monitoring on LNER's Azuma to Enhance Travel Safety

Jul 18, 2024 23:30 PM
A railway bridge over a river with train tracks and power lines visible, surrounded by greenery

Important Notice for Travelers: Chingford Line Train Suspension for 16 Days Starting July 20

Jul 18, 2024 21:30 PM
Lockers in a modern interior

Anti-Tourism Protests in Spain: Activists Smear Excrement on Rental Property Lockboxes

Jul 18, 2024 19:30 PM
Two dogs looking out of a car window during a road trip

New Rules for Cross-Border Travel with Dogs Begin August 1

Jul 18, 2024 18:30 PM

Greek Beaches Crackdown Drones and Apps Fight Overcrowding

Jul 18, 2024 17:30 PM

MeetMeOnBoard Launches New LGBTQ Cruise App

Jul 18, 2024 15:30 PM
Blue ScotRail train on station platform with open door

ScotRail to Support Travel to The 152nd Open at Royal Troon

Jul 18, 2024 13:30 PM
Tram and people on the street near the university building

Nottingham City Council Approves £2 Nightly Tourist Tax to Boost Local Tourism

Jul 18, 2024 11:30 AM
People in front of the gates of Buckingham Palace with the British flag

Buckingham Palace Opens Exclusive Balcony Room to Public for the First Time

Jul 18, 2024 09:30 AM
Interior of Dubai airport with passengers and luggage

Incident at Dubai Airport: Passengers Deny Ownership of Suspicious Suitcases

Jul 18, 2024 08:30 AM

Discover the Delight of Sparkling Rosé and Where to Find It in Europe

Jul 18, 2024 07:30 AM

easyJet and UNICEF Launch Campaign to Support Global Education

Jul 18, 2024 06:35 AM
White Beluga Whales

Silk Way West Airlines Transports Beluga Whales from Moldova to Spain

Jul 18, 2024 05:30 AM
Beach villas in the Maldives with a wooden walkway

beOnd Airlines and Ooredoo Maldives Partner to Enhance Travel Connectivity

Jul 18, 2024 04:30 AM
airliner on picturesque runway

The World's Five Most Breathtaking Runways

Jul 18, 2024 03:30 AM
Passengers exiting a metro train in Paris

Paris-Orly Airport Now Accessible in 25 Minutes via Extended Metro Line 14

Jul 18, 2024 02:30 AM
white united plane on park

United Airlines Apologizes After Incident with NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Davis

Jul 18, 2024 01:30 AM

China Airlines Expands North American Network with Seattle Route

Jul 18, 2024 00:05 AM

Emirates Opens First Travel Store in Hong Kong, Eyes More Flights to China

Jul 17, 2024 23:30 PM
gray airplane on parking

Minneapolis-St. Paul Becomes World's First Airport with Free HydroStations

Jul 17, 2024 22:30 PM
ITA Airways flight to Milan Linate

ITA Airways Launches Status Match Program with 10,000 Bonus Points for Global Frequent Flyers

Jul 17, 2024 21:55 PM