Saudia Major network restructure

Saudi Arabian Airlines will be under-going a major network restructure when the Summer 2008 Timetable programe begins.

The change is reflecting the sale of over 40 B747-100/-300 and MD90 fleets by the airline. Most of the 747-100/-300 flight will be replaced by 777-200 and some routes will be cancelled as a result. Some MD90 routes has been operated by E170.

The following is the preliminary changes.


Route

Till 29MAR08

Eff 30MAR08

Jeddah – Riyadh – Hong Kong – Manila

1 weekly

747-300

777-200

Riyadh – Dammam – Manila

747-300

1 weekly

Cancelled

Dammam – Riyadh – Hong Kong – Manila

1 weekly

747-300

777-200

Jeddah – Riyadh – Kuala Lumpur – Jakarta

747-300

2 weekly

777-200

1 weekly

Jeddah – Riyadh – Singapore – Jakarta

Eff 25JAN08

747-300

2 weekly

777-200

1 weekly

Jeddah – Abu Dhabi

MD90

3 weekly

2 weekly MD90

1 weekly E170

Jeddah – Asmara

MD90

2 weekly

Cancelled

Jeddah – Cairo

SV301/302 only

747/777

Daily

MD90

Daily

Jeddah – Colombo

Flights operated by 747s

747-100

2 weekly

777-200

1 weekly 1-stop

Jeddah – Dhaka

Jeddah – Dammam – Dhaka

2 weekly 747-300

2 weekly 747-300

Cancelled

Cancelled

Jeddah – Karachi

2-5 weekly

1 weekly

Jeddah – Lahore

Jeddah – Madinah – Lahore

1 weekly 747-300

1 weekly 747-300

Cancelled

Cancelled

Jeddah – Nairobi

2 weekly

777

1 weekly

777

Jeddah – New York JFK

1 weekly 747-400

Cancelled

Jeddah – Sana’a

747-100/777-200

4 weekly

MD90

1 weekly

Jeddah – Tunis

Resumes in April 2008

777-200

1 weekly

Jeddah – Washington DC

747-400

1 weekly

Cancelled

Riyadh – Abu Dhabi

MD90

3 weekly

MD90 2 weekly

E170 2 weekly

Riyadh – Amman

MD90

1 Daily

Cancelled

Riyadh – Beirut

777-200

3 – 4 weekly

777-200

2 weekly

Riyadh – Cairo

MD90 1 Daily

747 1 Daily

777-200

1 Daily

Riyadh – Chennai

777-200

2 weekly

Cancelled

Riyadh – Colombo

747-100

1 weekly

Cancelled

Riyadh – Damascus

MD90

9 weekly

MD90 4 weekly

777 2 weekly

Riyadh – Delhi

1 weekly till 24JAN08

777-200

3 weekly

777-200

1 weekly

Riyadh – Dhaka

747-300

1 weekly

Cancelled

Riyadh – Islamabad

777-200

2 weekly

Cancelled

Riyadh – Khartoum

1 weekly 772 till 24JAN08

747-100/-300

2 weekly

Cancelled

Riyadh – Kochi

Cancelled from 25JAN08 – 29MAR08

777-200

1 weekly

777-200

1 weekly

Riyadh – Lahore

Eff 28JAN08

747-300

1 weekly

Cancelled

Riyadh – Mumbai

2-3 weekly till 24JAN08

747-300

1 Daily

777-200

1 weekly

Riyadh – Peshawar

Cancelled from 22DEC07

777-200

3 weekly

Cancelled

Riyadh – Sanaa

MD90

1 weekly

Cancelled

Dammam – Cairo

MD90

1 Daily

MD90

2 weekly

Dammam – Colombo

777-200

1 weekly

Dammam – Delhi

Cancelled from 12DEC07

777-200

2 weekly

Cancelled

Dammam – Islamabad

Cancelled from December 2007

777-200

1 weekly

Cancelled

Dammam – Kochi

Cancelled

Cancelled

Dammam – Madinah

Selected flight operated by E170

MD90/E170

5 weekly

Cancelled

Dammam – Mumbai

Eff 25JAN08

747-300

1 weekly

Cancelled

Route

Previously

2008

Jeddah – Algiers – Casablanca

747-100

777-200

Other Changes…

*2 of 3 weekly Jeddah – Bahrain is operated by E170

*2 of 3 weekly Jeddah – Doha is operated by E170

*Jeddah – Riyadh – Peshawar is cancelled from 17DEC07

*Sunday service on Riyadh – Bahrain is now operated by E170

*Riyadh – Doha is now operated by E170

*Riyadh – Dubai, 2-3 weekly on SV554/555 is operated by 747-400

*Non-stop Riyadh – Karachi has been reduced to 1 weekly 777-200

*Riyadh – Muscat is now operated by E170