Middle East

Saudia announces new service to Riyadh from Manchester

Saudia A330-300
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Saudia Airlines has announced a twice weekly service from Manchester Airport to Riyadh. 

Launching on the 23rd of June, it complements the current offer of five flights a week to Jeddah. Passengers can now fly direct to Saudi Arabia seven days a week.

The flight is scheduled to depart Mondays and Fridays. The route will operate directly to the capital on Saudia’s state of the art Dreamliner with its 24 business class seats and 274 in the economy. It will offer passengers the chance to connect to the airline’s extensive network of Middle Eastern and Asian services

Saudia Manager for the UK, Fikry Altowayan said:

“We are excited about this newest addition to Saudia’s growing 83 destinations. We renew our commitment to our passengers by providing easy access, comfort, competitive pricing and convenient travel to the capital as well as more options in flying to further destination either via Jeddah or Riyadh. Manchester Airport is ideally situated to serve as Saudia’s gateway to cater to our guests from the North.”

Stephen Turner, Commercial Director for Manchester Airport, said:

“It’s great to see Saudia increasing their presence at Manchester Airport.  The new flights to Riyadh will offer business and leisure passengers alike direct access to the Saudi capital as well as fantastic onward connections and I’m sure they’ll prove hugely popular.”

Manchester Airport is the UK’s third largest airport with more than 25.8m annual passengers. It has more than 210 destinations served by 70 airlines.

Manchester Airport is the global gateway for the North of the UK and the largest airport outside London with more than 210 destinations served by 70 airlines.

Manchester’s long-haul catchment area places around 22 million people and 60% of all UK businesses within a two-hour drive time – it extends north through the Lake District into Scotland; east across Yorkshire and the North East; south to Birmingham and the Midlands; and west into Merseyside and Wales.

MAG serves more than 55 million passengers and handles almost half a million tons of air freight every year through its ownership and operation of the airports of London Stansted, Manchester, East Midlands and Bournemouth airports.

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