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Saudia adds Maldives, Ankara, Algiers and Munich to its network

Tis Meyer/Planepics.org

Saudia Airlines will add four international destinations to its international network in 2016.

These destinations include the Maldives Islands, Munich, Ankara, and Algiers.

Saudia Director General H.E. Eng. Saleh Al Jasser announced that the addition of the four new destinations come in the framework of Saudia’s 5-year plan “Saudia 2020”, which includes adding seat capacity to domestic stations and expanding the international network to include new destinations that are in line with marketing and operational studies that stress on the utilization of the new aircraft that are currently joining Saudia fleet, in addition to the 50 new aircraft that will start arriving in May 2016.

As of April 2016, Maldives will be served twice a week by an A330 aircraft that includes 26 Business Class seats and 252 Economy seats.

Moreover, flight to Munich will commence in July 2016 with 4 flights a week; a fifth weekly flight will be added in the Summer season (4 July – 30 September) on board A320 aircraft that includes 20 Business Class seats and 96 Economy seats.

Munich flights will be in addition to the current 6 weekly flights between Riyadh and Frankfurt; the new schedule includes adding a new flight from Jeddah to Frankfurt.

Services between Jeddah and Ankara will start in November 2016 with 4 weekly flight to be operated by A330 aircraft that includes 36 Business Class seats and 252 Economy seats.

In the same month, flight operation will begin to Algiers with a frequency of 4 flights a week on board B777-300 aircraft that includes 30 Business Class seats and 383 Economy seats.

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