Saudia is the World’s Most Improved Airline of 2021, Skytrax announced on Tuesday.
This is the second time since 2017 that the carrier is winning the award since 2017. While the Saudi flag carrier showed a 40% improvement by moving from the 82nd to 51st position in 2017, it improved by 55% this year and is 26th in the Skytrax ranking of global airlines.
With a route network of more than 95 destinations and a fleet of 145 aircraft, Saudia, which operates one of the youngest fleets in the world, is now focused on continued growth in international markets.
“It is an honor to receive this award on behalf of the entire Saudia team who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the pursuit of the highest standards globally – from health and safety to the product and experience,” said Saudi Arabian Airlines Director General, His Excellency Eng. Ibrahim Alomar. “As part of the airline’s SV2020 Strategy & Transformation Plan, Saudia has invested in new aircraft, product innovation and service enhancements with a single purpose – to provide all of our guests with the highest level of hospitality and comfort in the skies. We are delighted that the world is noticing and recognizing our efforts.”
“Saudia continues to increase its global status and appeal amongst customers,” said Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax. “Apart from overall improvement in the main survey, the airline performed well in many other survey sections which are considered for this award. It is a fabulous achievement for Saudia to be named the World’s Most Improved Airline. Customers definitely recognize this improvement across the end-to-end passenger experience.”
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