No-shows cost Saudia SR1.798bn

28 January 2009

Saudi Arabian Airlines announced yesterday that it registered a loss of SR1.798bn last year as a result of no-show passengers, reported Arab News. The airline said more than 3.6 million passengers stayed back even after reconfirming their bookings. Domestic flights witnessed the largest number of no-show passengers last year as 2.3 million people did not travel after reconfirming their seats. International flights saw 1.15 million no-show passengers. Al-Mulhim said the huge losses were created by the non-cooperation of passengers who did not care to cancel their seats when changed their travel plans

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