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SaudiGulf Airlines – Company Profile

SaudiGulf Airlines, the new national carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is founded as a quality service airline and will be the latest addition to the Saudi Arabian aviation sky. Based in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, SaudiGulf Airlines is all set to start scheduled flight operations from September 2016.

SaudiGulf Airlines will have the youngest fleet in the world, with 4 brand new Airbus A320 aircraft all fitted with the latest technology in-flight entertainment systems, and the highest features for comfort and safety.

6 new aircraft will be added to the fleet starting in the second quarter of 2017, with an equivalent number in 2018, reaching a total of 26 aircraft within the next 3 years.

The airline will initially start domestic operations on 1st September connecting Dammam to Riyadh and Jeddah with up to 4 flights daily. As of October the airline will start flying between Riyadh and Jeddah with up to 7 flights daily. Following which the airline will launch its first international flight to Dubai in the UAE before the end of the year.

Over the coming weeks, technical and operational preparations will continue to prepare for scheduled start of operations and offer the highest levels of service and safety.

SaudiGulf Airlines will offer an all new flying experience both in the air and on the ground. Its service led approach will result in many innovations including a concierge service, wi-fi connectivity on-air, hot meals on board and hollywood blockbusters for the first time in domestic flights on its new Inflight entertainment system.

The new national airline’s website and mobile app will offer easy navigation and unique features. Making bookings and managing flights or checking-in online will be a pleasure. SaudiGulf Club, the airlines’ frequent flyer programme, with its range of elite tiers will offer a rewarding experience to travelers.

A new fleet, innovative technology, custom-made products and quality service delivered with pride will make SaudiGulf Airlines a truly boutique, national airline.

Company Vision Statement
Be a pioneer of change, opening new horizons in the sky.


Company Mission Statement
Build an airline that pushes the boundaries of service and technology and make it the new benchmark of efficiency.

Connect travelers across the Kingdom and beyond, creating engaging experiences.

Achieve the highest levels of service by delivering seamless operations and custom-made products and services.

Be a friendly, approachable and hospitable airline that offers individual attention to customers, proactively thinking ahead to provide tailor-made solutions.

Write a new chapter in the Kingdom’s aviation history and serve the nation with pride and innovation.


Abdel Hadi A. Al-Qahtani & Sons Group of Companies (AHQ)
The AHQ Group of Companies was established in 1940 by Abdel Hadi A. Al-Qahtani and has since expanded to cover almost every aspect of industry, infrastructure and commerce.

Today, it’s one of the largest and most reputed privately owned companies in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, driving the economy forward and playing an integral part in the growth story of Saudi Arabia.

The AHQ Group is entering the field of aviation with the launch of SaudiGulf Airlines.


Tariq Abdel Hadi Al-Qahtani, Chairman
A true visionary and entrepreneur, Tariq Abdel Hadi Al-Qahtani entered the industry at an early age and has been spearheading the success of the Abdel Hadi Al-Qahtani Group, growing the organisation to greater heights.


Multi-national experience and distinguished leadership skills has seen him excel in the role of Chairman and Member of the Board of various prestigious companies and international business councils.

The AHQ Group is active in various industrial sectors such as Oil and Gas, Transportation and Petro Chemicals.

He identified the need for a new airline that meets the growing travel demands of the nation, leading to the start of the SaudiGulf Airline Project in the year 2013.


Salah Abdel Hadi Al-Qahtani, Vice Chairman
A leader and industrialist, Salah Abdel Hadi Al-Qahtani is the Vice Chairman and one of the main pillars of the Abdel Hadi Abdullah Al-Qahtani & Sons Group of Companies.

A partner in various successful joint ventures, he is also Member of the Board and Founder of United Gas Technology Co., UAE, Member of the Board of Evolvence Capital Investment Company – Dubai and MerchantBridge & Company, Bankers (UK).

He has also excelled in his role as Board Member of the “Business Owner Union” – Islamic Chamber of Commerce & Industry – Jeddah, Co-Chairman of the Saudi Canadian Business Council and Member of the Executive Committee of several prominent business councils.


Samer Majali, President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Majali has a wealth of airline industry experience with successful stints as the Chief Executive Officer of Royal Jordanian Airlines and Gulf Air.

His illustrious career has seen him hold high profile posts and memberships in many prestigious industry associations such as Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society/ UK, Member of the Board – Central Bank of Jordan, Chairman of the Board of Governors – IATA, President – Arab Air Carriers Organization and President – International Flight Catering Association (IFCA).

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