20 JANUARY 2014


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Article from BTNews 20 JANUARY 2014

Manchester for Saudia

Saudia Airlines, the national carrier for Saudi Arabia, has announced a return to Manchester Airport with a direct route between Manchester and Jeddah starting at the beginning of the summer season, 28 March.  Flights will operate three times per week.  Saudia last operated from Manchester Airport in 2007 and the new Jeddah route is expected to attract a range of leisure and business passengers.

Mr Rashid Alajmi, General Manager of Passenger Sales and Services for the European Region at Saudia Airlines, said: “We are very happy that our plans to return to Manchester have now come to fruition, and that we are now able to offer North West customers a non-stop service to Saudi Arabia.  Commercial ties between the North of England and Saudi Arabia have traditionally been very strong and this new service will give business customers in the region the opportunity to travel to Saudi Arabia without having to transfer en-route”.

The Saudia aircraft fleet includes 34 Boeing 777s used on long haul with a three-class layout.  It has a non-alcohol cabin service policy. www.saudiairlines.com

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