Middle East

Emirates increases capacity to Jeddah


Emirates has reinforced its commitment to The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today, announcing an additional four flights per week to Jeddah, starting from 14th December 2015. 

The increased frequency will now enable Emirates’ customers travelling to and from Jeddah to choose from three flights per day. All three daily flights will be operated by a three-class A380 in response to consistently high customer demand in the market. 

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a major market for Emirates and its importance is reflected by the fact that we will now operate three flights per day to Jeddah with our popular A380 aircraft. This is tremendous news for both our business and leisure customers and highlights our commitment to providing travellers in Jeddah with not only the very latest in aircraft innovations but also increased connectivity,” said Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations West. 

The additional flights will operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays bringing the total number of weekly flights to Jeddah to 21. 

Emirates flight EK801 will depart Dubai at 0140hrs and arrive in Jeddah at 0340hrs the same day. The return flight, EK802 will depart Jeddah at 0540hrs and arrive in Dubai at 0930hrs the same day. 

Emirates serves The Kingdom with 63 flights a week via four gateways; Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam and Al Medinah al Munawarah. This will increase to 67 flights a week from 14 December with the additional services to Jeddah. All flights are non-stop to Dubai where passengers can experience Emirates’ industry leading Terminal 3 and travel seamlessly onwards across the airline’s 149 destination network. 

Emirates has been operating in The Kingdom for more than 26 years, first launching flights to Jeddah in 1989. The airline was the first to introduce an A380 into KSA by upgrading Jeddah to a double decker service in 2010.

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