Emirates ramps up Saudi services
Dubai, January 23, 2013
Dubai-based Emirates has announced that it will boost its flights to Saudi Arabia, offering 20 more flights each week, starting February 2.
Riyadh goes from 17 to 28 flights a week, Jeddah jumps from 18 to 21 flights and Dammam has received an extra six services, totalling 13 flights a week, a statement from the airline company said.
There will continue to be a daily flight to Al Madinah al Munawarah. The changes will take the airline’s Saudi Arabia flights to 69 per week.
“Stepping up our presence in Saudi Arabia brings greater convenience to customers and more opportunities to enjoy the world-renowned Emirates’ experience,” said Adil Al Ghaith, Emirates’ vice president, Saudi Arabia & Bahrain. “This is not only good news for travellers, it is also good news for business.”
“Travelling executives have a wider variety of flights to choose from and importers and exporters can benefit from extra cargo capacity on the additional frequencies,” he added.
Emirates serves four gateways in Saudi Arabia - Al Medinah al Munawarah, Riyadh, Dammam and Jeddah, which is served by the airline’s Wi-Fi equipped, flagship aircraft, the A380.
“This is the perfect aircraft in periods of high demand – two levels and up to 527 seats. Saudi Arabia is becoming more and more prominent in our A380 operations,” Al Ghaith said.
In addition to superb on-board service and an award winning in-flight entertainment system, Emirates offers a baggage allowance of 30kg in economy class, 40kg in business class and 50kg in first class.
Emirates was recently named Best Arab Airline 2012 in a poll organised by Sabq, the first online newspaper in Saudi.
The carrier, flying under its “Hello Tomorrow” banner, is an official partner and the official airline of the Zain Saudi Professional League. – TradeArabia News Service