27 FEBRUARY 2017


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Article from BTNews 27 FEBRUARY 2017

Saudia grows in the north

A twice-weekly service between Manchester and Riyadh starting on 23 June has been announced by Saudia. With the airline already flying five times a week to Jeddah, passengers will now be able to fly direct to Saudi Arabia on seven days.

The new flight will operate on Mondays and Fridays using Saudia’s state-of-the-art Dreamliner with 24 seats in Business Class and 274 in Economy and connecting on to the airline’s extensive Middle East and Asia network.

Manager UK Fikry Al Watan said: “We are excited with this newest addition to Saudia’s growing 83 destinations. We renew our commitment to our passengers by providing easy access to the capital, and Manchester Airport is ideally situated to serve as Saudia’s gateway to cater to our guests from the North.”

Airport commercial director Stephen Turner added: “It’s great to see Saudia increasing its presence here. These new flights to Riyadh will offer business and leisure passengers direct access to the Saudi capital as well as fantastic onward connections.”

The new flights follow the news earlier this month that VisitBritain had become the first western tourism board to open an office in Riyadh.


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