Saudia, the national flag carrier of Saudi
Arabia, has launched a digital integration system that links
transit visas with flight tickets.
The innovative “Your Ticket, Your Visa” solution
has been introduced in collaboration with the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Hajj
and Umrah, the Pilgrims Service Program, and the Saudi Tourism
The new service, which covers all international
airports in Saudi Arabia, will allow guests to stay in the Kingdom
for up to 96 hours, during which they can travel around and perform Umrah.
Your Ticket, Your Visa links transit visas with Saudia’s flight tickets
The digital integration with the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs facilitates the issuing of the transit
visa and links it to the flight ticket within three minutes.
“The launch of
this innovative and seamless Stopover Visa is the first of its
kind in the aviation industry and a significant milestone in our
digital transformation program,” said Captain Ibrahim Koshy, CEO of Saudia.
“It is a testament to Saudia’s
commitment to supporting the Kingdom’s strategic goal of reaching
100 million visits by 2030 and we are confident it will positively
impact the growing number of transit passengers while enhancing
our position as a hub that connects East and West. The new service
will also encourage passengers to perform Umrah, visit key destinations and attend events and Saudi seasons.”
launch of the new service comes in line with Saudia’s commitment
to promote King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and
strengthen its role in the region by configuring the airline’s flights
coming from the east and departing to the west, facilitating
travel procedures by collaborating with the Jeddah Airports
Company, and coordinating with the Saudi Tourism Authority to
provide incentive packages for those wishing to benefit from “Your
Ticket, Your Visa” service.
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