Saudi Arabian Airlines

Saudi Arabian Airlines, operating as Saudia, is the flag carrier airline of Saudi Arabia based in Jeddah. It operates domestic and international scheduled flights to over 90 destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Domestic and international charter flights are operated, mostly during Ramadan and the Hajj season.


Emergency Response & Family Assistance Program

Aurion Aviation Advisors developed & delivered a comprehensive Emergency Response Planning & Management Course along with a Family Assistance Course for Saudi Arabian Airlines.

The Emergency Response Planning & Management Course aimed at providing the Senior & Middle-Management personnel from Saudi Arabian Airlines an overview of various aspects of Aviation Emergencies. It also included the conduct of a hands-on exercise with the intent of examining a practical scenario to enable the participants to put their learning into practice and experience the practical difficulties that a dynamic aviation emergency situation presents.

Aurion Aviation Advisors also conducted a Family Assistance Course for the Senior & Middle-Management personnel from Saudi Arabian Airlines. The Family Assistance Course delved into the intricacies of dealing with affected families from various cultural/ ethnic/ socio-economic backgrounds during the course of an aviation emergency.

Business Plan Development – 2013

Aurion Aviation Advisors were commissioned by Saudi Arabian Airlines to develop a comprehensive business, operational and financial plan for the establishment of a Strategic Business Unit to exclusively manage the Umrah & Hajj Charter Operations.

Aurion Aviation Advisors undertook extensive research into various aspects of the two pilgrimages in general and the aviation segment in particular to overcome the sheer lack of historical data on the subject. It also employed cutting edge data analysis tools to sieve through the large quantity of raw data that it was able to generate and generate a plan that reflected real-life operations to the fullest extent possible.

Aurion Aviation Advisors also developed an all-encompassing financial model that tested various financial and operational scenarios in order to provide Saudi Arabian Airlines with the optimal choice of aircrafts and their ownership, sectors, flight and ground operations, etc. The business plan, the operational plan and the financial model were meshed together by Aurion Aviation Advisors to provide Saudi Arabian Airlines with a prime solution for establishing and managing an SBU for Umrah & Hajj Operations.