1998 News Story

SAA elected to international aviation board

Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAA) has been unanimously elected as an executive member of the customer relations board of the organization of international aviation companies for the year 1999. This was announced at its 52nd annual conference recently hosted in Bahrain by Gulf Air, and comes in recognition of SAA's continued record of service to customers. The conference also discussed a number of topics aimed at improvement of customer service as well as such issues as legal procedures pertaining to compensation and a program for helping families in cases of air disasters. The 1999 conference will be held in Chicago next October.

Meanwhile, it was reported yesterday that two more aircraft have joined SAA's fleet. The two MD-90s are of medium size and have two engines. The new fleet, which now includes eleven Boeing 777s, two Boeing 747s and thirteen MD-90s, will enable SAA to extend better services to passengers on both domestic and international flights, and to better compete with other international airlines.