Middle East

Saudia to Launch Direct Flights Between Riyadh and Manchester

Saudia Boeing 787

Saudia announced the launch of a new direct and regular service between Riyadh and Manchester, starting in June 2017.

The Saudi airline will operate a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the route with capacity for 298 passengers, 24 in Business Class and 274 in Economy Class, four times per week.

This is the second direct route to Manchester in the airline’s network, in addition to the 10 times weekly service to Jeddah.

Saudia, also known as Saudi Arabian Airlines, is the national airline of Saudi Arabia, based in Jeddah. The airline’s main operational base is at Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport. Riyadh-King Khalid International Airport and Dammam-King Fahd International Airport are secondary hubs.

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