Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

Saudia to launch flights to Mauritius

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has announced that it will begin scheduled flights between Riyadh and Jeddah to the Republic of Mauritius from September 14.

Mauritius is the third new route for the airline this year and 87th destination overall.

The island provides a variety of attractions such as marine and eco-tourism ventures, diving, beaches and much more.

For the first time, the two nations will have regular scheduled flights, proving a seamless link for passengers from Mauritius to visit Saudi Arabia.  

Director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser said: “As a full-service carrier, Saudia provides an extensive selection of routes for leisure and business travellers alike. The start of services to the island of Mauritius provides guests with a unique destination to visit. We thank the Government of the Republic of Mauritius and the civil authority for welcoming Saudia and extending their full support.”

Flight SV481 will operate from Riyadh to Mauritius, with a brief one hour stop in Jeddah. The total flying time to Mauritius is 9 hours from Riyadh and 7 hours 20 minutes from Jeddah.

The three-times-weekly service will be operated with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in a two-class configuration of 24 fully-flat seats in Business Class and 274 seats in Guest Class. All aircraft in Saudia’s fleet include its inflight entertainment and connectivity system, which includes over 2,500 hours of movies, television programs, games, music and more.

Special introductory fares are now available for purchase and can be obtained from the website, or through the airline’s mobile app, through a travel agent or Saudia Holidays – the airline’s tourism division. Packages including flight, hotels and excursions can all be pre-arranged and booked through Saudia Holidays. - TradeArabia News Service