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Updated March 2024

Saudi Airlines/Saudia (الخطوط السعودية), the flag carrier of Saudi Arabia and also known as Saudi Airlines, is the third-largest airline in the Middle East. Based in Jeddah, with its modernised fleet of state-of-the-art aircraft, Saudia flies passengers to several destinations across the globe with the highest standards of class and comfort.

Business travellers with Saudia need not just travel in-flight comfort but an environment conducive to either relaxing or catching up on work.

Saudi Airlines Business Class guide

The Business Class in Saudia delivers not only efficient, friendly, and caring services but also one that is unobtrusive and mindful of passengers’ need for personal space.


The Business Class in Saudia seats are wide enough to be on other airlines’ First Class sections, with generous recline and ample seat pitches to allow for optimum legroom. Headrests are equipped with adjustable padded wings for maximum comfort, while the seats themselves are ergonomically designed to provide critical, stable lumbar support, especially on long-haul flights.

The Business Class seat, branded as Super Diamond seats available in B777 each aircraft comes with the following features:

  • each seat comes with a fully adjustable electric seat that converts to a long, wide seat
  • full flatbed
  • a large, 17-in wide HD screen monitor provides more than 3500 hours of video entertainment
  • large dining table and ottoman
  • a touchscreen panel gives the passenger complete control over the seat
  • lighting and privacy divider, while a customized credenza stowage area reveals a place for personal item stowage
  • privacy divider in the center seat


All seats are equipped with special monitors that may reach up to 15 inches. A remote control will provide you with complete flexibility for your personal entertainment during the trip.

The entertainment system provides 24 video-on-demand stations in some aircraft and up to 40 stations in others. In addition, the system has over 12 audio stations and many video games to choose from.

The “airshow” allows you to chart your flight’s progress, which will indicate the direction of Al-Qiblah. This constantly updated map reads information directly from the aircraft’s navigational system and displays it on your screen for you to follow. In addition, the entertainment system allows you to enjoy stunning views through the forward and downward-facing cameras, a true “pilot’s eye view.”

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International cuisine is as diverse as Saudia’s destinations. It features Arabic and Western dishes, a dish from the destination country, and vegetarian choices.

Three choices of hors d’oeuvres: Arabic, Mediterranean, healthy choice and two types of soup are also offered. Likewise, multiple choices of entrees with accompaniments to suit. As a fitting finale, there is a choice of hot and cold desserts or fruits, and of course, a wild selection of teas and single-origin coffees, including espresso and cappuccino, and a serving selection of international, local sparkling and still water. Also, we do offer Bellini as a signature drink, along with mocktails, antioxidants, smoothies, and fresh and natural juices.

For Business Class passengers who want to follow their own schedule, a full variety of meals are available from a full set menu or comfort food prepared onboard by your onboard-dedicated chef.


Overnight kits are given to all passengers for their personal care needs during the flight. Children’s bags are provided to those under the age of 12, which include books, games and other items to keep them occupied, especially during long flights.


Saudi Airlines Business Class ticket price 

Note that prices are accurate at the time of writing for flights around March – May 2024.

While flying business class is an elevated experience from Economy class, it also costs you accordingly. The airfares change depending on your destination country.

A round-trip booking from Riyadh to New York stands at SAR 20,943 (USD 5,584), while flights to and from London will cost you SAR 16,078 (USD 4,286). However, short-haul destinations to Doha or Kuwait would cost you anywhere from around SAR 2,508 (USD 668) to SAR 6,258 (USD 1,668), respectively. 

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Saudi Airlines Business Class baggage

Saudia allows free baggage allowance with the specification with regard to the number of bags, dimensions & weight of baggage per piece and class of travel. The weight of one baggage piece should not exceed 32kg (70lbs) in Business Class. 

To know more about the Saudia business class baggage allowance, consult our article below.

Saudi Airlines Baggage Allowance: Understanding Baggage Policies for Saudia


Saudi Airlines Business Class Lounge

Saudia is a member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, providing Alfursan (Frequent Flyer Program) members access to an extensive global network of lounges for Business Class passengers.

Food and beverage

Enjoy an excellent selection of hot and cold dishes for snacks and meals with a food selection that pleases both local and international tastes. The food and beverage area offers you a seating area that allows families or singles to sit and enjoy their meals.

Relaxation area

The relaxation area is where first-class guests can rest and recover before their next flight. Stretch and unwind in the tranquility and comfort of one of the relaxation seats available to prepare you for the next part of your journey.

Kids room

Saudia understands that if the guests’ children are happy, then it helps them to relax and enjoy their visit too. They have created a great room to keep the children occupied with video games, a drawing and coloring area and a large educational world map.

Seating area

The spacious main seating area offers TV screens and a selection of newspapers and magazines. A self-service food counter with drinks and snacks is also available for those who don’t have time for a proper meal.

Shower facilities

The lounges are equipped with shower facilities where guests can enjoy a refreshing shower while waiting for their next flight.

Saudi Airlines Business Class Review

Each Saudia aircraft consists of 36 business class seats with adjustable seats, a full flatbed, a large, 17-in wide HD screen monitor, a large dining table and an ottoman. While they do not serve alcohol, you will be treated to an array of juices in the Business Class as welcome drinks.

The seats are also fully equipped to provide you with all services within the comforts of your reach. Saudi Airlines has also been the proud recipient of numerous awards over the years due to its excellence in customer satisfaction and comfort flying.


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