Saudia and Virgin Atlantic Sign Codeshare Agreement

National flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, Saudia airline, and Virgin Atlantic, have signed a codeshare agreement effective June 2024.

The agreement, between the 2 members of the global SkyTeam alliance, is set to provide a range of benefits to Saudia’s guests and Virgin Atlantic’s passengers, enriching their travel experience and expanding route networks for both airlines to serve the tourism and business sectors.

The codeshare agreement offers a range of benefits for travelers on both airlines. Guests will enjoy a smooth and hassle-free travel experience with the ability to book connecting flights on both Saudia and Virgin Atlantic under a single ticket. This simplifies the booking process and ensures seamless baggage handling to their destination.

Additionally, frequent flyers can leverage their existing membership benefits and accrue mileage towards status upgrades on both airlines. Notably, Saudia’s AlFursan members can specifically earn and redeem miles on Virgin Atlantic flights.

Under this new codeshare agreement, Saudia guests will be able to seamlessly travel from Jeddah and Riyadh to ten destinations across the United States and the Caribbean Islands via Heathrow and Manchester airports in the United Kingdom utilizing Virgin Atlantic’s extensive flight network. Furthermore, the Virgin Atlantic passengers traveling from the United States will be able to conveniently book flights via London Heathrow and Manchester airports, connecting them to Saudia’s services in Jeddah and Riyadh.