Award for the Best UK Haj Airline bagged by Saudi’s National Carrier.



Second year in a row, Saudi Arabian Airlines also known as Saudia has been recognized as the “Best UK Haj Airline”

The honor was given during the "2017 UK Haj and Umrah Excellence Awards," hosted by the Council of British Hajjis UK in London's Montcalm Hotel. 

Saudia took the lead and left its competitors, including Egypt Air, Gulf Air, Etihad Airways and Turkish Airlines, behind.

 Abdulrahman Altayeb, the airline's Vice President for Corporate Communications, in a statement said that, "Saudia welcomes all guests on board as they travel for religious pilgrimage, as well as guests traveling onwards through the network to many destinations across Africa, Asia and within the Middle East region."

"With our state-of-the-art new aircraft and convenient connections, we look forward to showcasing the signature hospitality onboard, for all of our guests as they travel on their upcoming journeys," he added. 

The awards ceremony also honors airlines that offer flights to British pilgrims traveling to Saudi Arabia to perform the annual religious trip. 

Over 25,000 British Muslims traveled from the United Kingdom to Saudi Arabia in 2017, according to Saudi Gazette

#SAUDIA wins the Best Hajj Airline Carrier 2017 award in #London provided by The Council of British Hajjis

— SAUDIA | ???????? (@Saudi_Airlines) November 7, 2017

The airline has been getting recognition in recent years

Earlier this year, the Saudi carrier was named "the world's most improved airline" during the Skytrax World Airline Awards ceremony. 

According to Arab News, It's improved 40 percent in just one year.

In 2014, the Saudi carrier was awarded the "World's Best Economy Class Seat" as well as the "World's Best First Class Amenity Kit" at the Skytrax World Airline Awards. 

That same year, Skytrax upgraded Saudia's rating from a three-star to four-star carrier.