Saudi Airlines was awarded the “Most Advanced Airline in the World for 2021” within the Skytrax Awards, which specializes in evaluating the performance and services of airlines and airports. ), and got this accolade through a global vote conducted by “Skytrax”, in which more than (13) million passengers representing more than (100) nationalities participated.
Saudi Arabia won this award for the second time after it won it in 2017, when it made a leap from (82) to (51) with a progression of (40%). In this year’s achievement, progress was (55%). It qualified it to reach the (26) position in the international rankings of airlines.
On this occasion, His Excellency Eng. Ibrahim Al-Omar expressed his pride in this achievement and his gratitude for the generous attention given to the Corporation by the wise leadership, congratulating His Excellency the Minister of Transport and Logistics, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Corporation of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Eng. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser and the members of the Council for this success. He also attributed the credit, after God, to winning this award for the efforts and dedication of the employees of “Saudi Arabia”, who spared no effort to implement the plans of the institution, specifically the transformation program (SV2020), which, over the past years, aimed at raising operating efficiency while maintaining the highest standards of safety and quality, as well as increasing and developing the fleet and providing more Flights and seat capacity, as well as access to new international destinations, in addition to the (TOP5) project, which is considered, in addition to being part of the transformation program, that pays attention to the smallest details of services at all stages of travel to develop them in line with the expectations of the guests, pointing out at the same time that the strategic plan The new “Shine” is an extension of the transformation program, including the continuation of the TOP5 project, with which the institution will complete the march towards greater success through recognition. It has substantially focused on digital transformation in all its operational processes, in addition to optimizing the great potential of King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, which is considered an effective hub for its strategic location and advanced equipment.
Al-Omar indicated that despite the pandemic, which has cast a shadow over the aviation sector since the beginning of 2020, which is the last year of the transformation program, the wheel of development and achievement in Saudi Airlines did not stop, as many international flights designated to return citizens from many countries of the world were implemented. This was accompanied by the launch of many services and the provision of various products, in addition to providing logistical support services related to shipping to contribute to food security and shipping medical supplies through the fleet of the Saudi Airlines Cargo Company. And the spaces designated for cargo in the planes of the Saudi Airlines Air Transport Company, where it harnessed all its human energies and its mechanical and technical capabilities to serve the country at all times.
And he added: “The aviation sector is receiving great attention from the wise leadership, and this is evident as it is among the sectors targeted for development in the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, and Saudi Airlines, as the national carrier, plays a major role in achieving aspirations, especially as it connects all parts of the Kingdom with a network of domestic flights serving various regions in addition to its international flights. Which enjoys constant expansion to reach many continents of the world, where it interacted with the ambitious vision by achieving qualitative leaps in the level of performance and achievements. Considering that its projects, services and products keep pace with the new strategy for transport and logistics services and the various initiatives it includes to develop the transport system in line with the Kingdom’s position and capabilities.”
He also noted that the new achievement is an extension of what the corporation has achieved in its various companies, the most prominent of which was its recent five-star rating at the level of international airlines from APEX, and the APEX Diamond rating for the safest and healthiest airlines supported by SIMPLIFLYING, in appreciation of the national carrier’s implementation of the measures In addition, Saudi Airlines Cargo Limited won the award for the best carrier in Asia, and flyadeal, which is the fastest growing airline in the Middle East.
Al-Omar stressed that the air transport industry does not know stopping or relying on achievement or success. Rather, this award will be an incentive for all of us to redouble our work, efforts and giving to overcome various challenges and provide the best services to our guests and accelerate the steps of growth, expansion and development so that Saudi Airlines is always in the position it deserves. on the air transport map.
Skytrax, headquartered in the British capital, London, specializes in evaluating and categorizing the performance and services of airlines and airports, and is concerned with the level of services provided to travelers. Awards to airlines according to the results and mechanisms that they apply in this regard.
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