Jeddah: Wednesday, February 1, 2023 – SAUDIA, the national flag carrier of Saudi
Arabia, has announced the launch of “Your Ticket Your Visa”. The first-of-its-kind service
provides guests with even easier access to the Kingdom through a digital integration
system that links transit visas with flight tickets.
“Your Ticket Your Visa” service is 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 Authority.
The new service, which covers all international airports in the Kingdom, will allow guests
to stay in the Kingdom for up to 96 hours, during which they can travel around the
Kingdom and perform Umrah. 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
Captain Ibrahim Koshy, CEO of SAUDIA, said: “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. 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.”
The 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 SAUDIA’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.
The “Your Ticket Your Visa” service is part of the digital services provided by SAUDIA
via its website and smart applications, which are constantly evolving to facilitate and
simplify travel procedures and make a shift in the after-sales services.