SAUDIA introduces new social media messaging features onboard flights

Saudi Arabian Airlines

Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) has initiated an innovative ‘social messaging’ plan, which provides passengers with free access to iMessage, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.

SAUDIA is the first airline in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia regions to introduce a complimentary social media messaging plan onboard flights.

The airline initially introduced the free WhatsApp plan onboard domestic flights in May, which expanded to include all international flights less than a month later. As of today, more than 500,000 guests have logged on and experienced the free WhatsApp plan.

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Passengers onboard all SAUDIA flights enabled with WiFi connectivity will be able to access the social messaging plan through a simple three-step process. To select the service, guests can connect their device to the ‘SAUDIA_ONAIR’ network, select the plan and provide an email address in order to activate.

Once the social messaging plan is selected, it will be available for the flight duration.