2001 News Story

SAA expected to grow further with new umrah rules

Director-General of Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAA) Dr. Khalid bin Bakr said today that the national airline has had enormous success in developing its services, especially those addressed to pilgrims, both for the annual hajj and for the umrah (the lesser pilgrimage), adding that IATA has recognized its good reputation, notably in catering and maintenance. The new regulations governing umrah visas that allow travel throughout the Kingdom is expected to provide the opportunity for SAA to grow further.