Thursday, 9 Jul 2020

Saudia announces 60 daily flights as Covid-19 movement restrictions ease

Flights will be operated from the new terminal at Jeddah’s international airport

Saudia said that the first phase of its resumption of domestic operations will see the airline operate 60 flights a day to locations including Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Madinah, Jazan, Hail and Najran.

Saudi Arabia Airlines will begin operate dozens of daily domestic flights on May 31 following a decision from the kingdom’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), the airline has announced.

In a statement, Saudia said that the first phase of its resumption of domestic operations will see the airline operate 60 flights a day to locations including Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Madinah, Jazan, Hail and Najran.

All domestic flights will be operated from the new Terminal 1 at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport.

The announcement comes as Saudi Arabia moves to ease restrictions from Thursday, May 28, which includes an easing of domestic travel in all areas of the kingdom with the temporary exception of Makkah.

On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia reported 1,931 new cases of Covid-19, bringing its total to 76,726, including 411 deaths.

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