Saudia has been posting a number of excellent deals – from Colombo to Geneva a few days ago and now deals from Geneva to Asia starting at $976 Round Trip in Business Class.
These are some of the lowest fares we have ever seen from Europe to Asia. Geneva is also usually not included into frequent sales from Qatar that usually originate from Venice or Stockholm. Most sales only cover Bangkok – Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta are significantly further.
The fares book into I which earns at least 125% on all Skyteam programs.
Keep in mind that for layovers over 12 hours you are usually required to apply for a Saudi transit visa which is next to impossible to get. You will not be able to check out the city in any way as no tourist visas are issued by Saudi Arabia unfortunately.
These Saudia fares usually work one-way for the half price.
Saudia Business Class is a step down from Qatar (Review) no doubt but still it is s solid Business Class just with rather poor food and no alcohol!
The first leg will be on an A320 a narrow-body product that isn’t as good as the equipment on your second flight.
Economy fares are under $400 as well – that’s also a great deal considering the distance.