Emirates set to expand services to Saudi Arabia
Carrier says it will offer 20 more flights each week from February 2
Emirates Airline is set to offer 20 more flights each week from its hub in Dubai to Saudi Arabia from next month.
The Dubai airline said in a statement that from February 2, Riyadh flights will increase from 17 to 28 a week, while services to Jeddah jump from 18 to 21.
The city of Dammam will also receive an extra six services, becoming 13 flights a week, the statement said.
Emirates also said the daily flight to Al Medinah al Munawarah will continue - taking the airline’s Saudi flights to a total of 69 per week.
“Stepping up our presence in Saudi brings greater convenience to customers and more opportunities to enjoy the world-renowned Emirates’ experience,” said Adil Al Ghaith, Emirates’ vice president, Saudi Arabia & Bahrain.
“This is not only good news for travellers, it’s also good news for business. Travelling executives have a wider variety of flights to choose from and importers and exporters can benefit from extra cargo capacity on the additional frequencies,” he added.
Emirates serves four gateways in Saudi Arabia - Al Medinah al Munawarah, Riyadh, Dammam and Jeddah, which is served by the airline’s A380.
On Saturday, Emirates said it will offer a triple daily A380 service to Jeddah to support school holiday demand, while making it even easier to travel to the popular Dubai Shopping Festival.