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Saudia/Saudi Airlines (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.

Flying first-class with Saudia is designed to take your flying experience to new levels. Its elite First Suite is designed to make your journey the most enjoyable with a unique selection of travel essentials.

Saudia First Class guide

Seats and entertainment

Indulge in the comfort and luxury of your fully-enclosed private suite and:

  • unwind by enjoying 1500 hours of non-stop HD entertainment on 23” HD Screens 
  • relax on an 82” long seat designed to spoil you. 
  • for the non-stop achievers up there, work from a specious 24”x24.5” table and stay connected to their Wi-Fi service.

When you’ve had too much and want to turn in, with a touch of a button, your cabin crew will be at your service to prepare your bed, complete with a mattress and pillow, while you slip into your pyjamas designed exclusively by Porsche Design.

The First Suite experience offers you non-stop comfort, non-stop entertainment and non-stop luxury, so you arrive relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated.


Enjoy sumptuous, world-class cuisine fused with traditional flavours of Saudi Arabia’s rich heritage in privacy for a 4-course menu within the exclusivity of your First Suite.

Fine dining, a la carte, with a professional chef on board at 39,000 feet up in the sky anytime during your journey, is an exclusive service for Saudia’s First Suite guests. For First Class Suite passengers who want to follow their own schedule, a full variety of meals are available from full set menu or comfort food prepared onboard by the onboard-dedicated chef.

There are six hors d’oeuvres including two hot choices and caviar. A traditional soup is also offered with multiple choices of entrees with accompaniments to suit. As a fitting finale, there is a choice of hot dessert or ice cream, and of course tea and coffee, including espresso and cappuccino.

Executive Meal

Meantime, for First Class passengers who want to follow their own schedule, the Al-Faris Executive Meal is served whenever they are ready to have their meal.

SAUDIA is a member of the prestigious Chaine des Rotisseurs, a symbol of excellence in international cuisine.


The First Suite also offers specially designed amenity kits for all its passengers pampering them with amenities designed exclusively by Furla for ladies and Porsche Design for gentlemen.

Saudia First Class prices

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

While generally, Saudia’s airfares are considered to be more budget-friendly compared to its competitors providing the same level of amenities, flying first class would cost you a lot more for obvious reasons. 

The ticket prices also vary according to your destination country. A one-way ticket on long-haul flights like Riyadh to New York could cost you SAR 17,231 (USD 4,594), while flights to London may go upto SAR 30,534 (USD 8,140). 

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Saudia First 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 First 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. 

Baggage allowance in First Suite 

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 First Suite. 

Saudia First Class routes

Saudi Airlines serves First Class passengers on multiple routes. Find out complete Saudi Airlines routes on Wego.