SAUDIA, the national flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, is the first to launch a ‘Your
Ticket Your Visa’ digital integration system. As a result, visitors can arrive
with ease as their transit visas are linked with their flight tickets.
The service will apply to all international airports in the Kingdom. Using this
service, visitors can stay in the Kingdom for up to 96 hours. The Ministry of
Foreign Affairs issues the transit visa and links it to the flight ticket in around
The service can be accessed on SAUDIA’s website and smart applications.
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 programme.
“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 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Hajj and
Umrah, the Pilgrims Service Program, and the Saudi Tourism Authority
introduced this new system.
This aligns with SAUDIA’s aim to strengthen the role of King Abdulaziz
International Airport in Jeddah.
The Jeddah Airports Company and the Saudi Tourism Authority acknowledge the importance of the passenger experience and simple travel procedures and have expressed their aims of providing incentive packages for travellers.