Thursday, 21 June 2018

SAUDI ARABIA: SAUDIA Starts Flights From Vienna To Riyadh And Jeddah

Saudi Arabia’s largest airline SAUDIA started flights to Vienna, Austria from Riyadh and Jeddah. The carrier will fly to Riyadh before continuing on to Jeddah.

The new flight connection to Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia, as well as to Jeddah will be served four times a week deploying an Airbus A320.

The presence of SAUDIA at Vienna Airport means that one of the largest airlines in the Middle East is now represented here.

The airline links Vienna with Riyadh and Jeddah, the two most important cities for business and tourism in Saudi Arabia.

The new flight connection provides positive impetus, particularly for Austrian tourism and the popular travel destination of Vienna, says Julian Jäger, Joint CEO and COO of Vienna Airport.

Direct flight connections serve as a driving force for an increase in the number of passengers.

For this reason, the Vienna Tourist Board is pursuing an air service development strategy in cooperation with Vienna Airport in order to lure new airlines and flight connections.

The fact that SAUDIA decided in favour of Vienna Airport is an extremely gratifying development and will promote incoming tourism from the Arab region, in which we registered about 334,000 overnight stays in Vienna in 2017, explains Norbert Kettner, Managing Director of Vienna Tourist Board.

Effective immediately, SAUDIA offers four weekly frequencies from Vienna to Riyadh and Jeddah.

The aircraft leaves Jeddah at 7:40 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays and arrives in Riyadh at 9:20 a.m. The continuation of the flight from Riyadh to Vienna departs Riyadh at 10.10 a.m. and arrives Vienna at 2:40pm.

The return flight takes off from Vienna at 4 p.m. and lands in Riyadh at 10:20 p.m. and is scheduled to land in Jeddah at 01:10 a.m. on the following day.

This flight will be operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft.

Tourism Observer

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