Saudia adds new four-weekly route to Vienna

posted on 16th May 2018 by Justin Burns
Saudia adds new four-weekly route to Vienna

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has added a new European route as it will start a four-weekly service on 16 June from Jeddah and Riyadh to Vienna.

The total journey time between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Vienna will be under five hours and 30 minutes non-stop from Riyadh.

Saudi Arabian Airlines vice president for corporate communications, Abdulrahman Altayeb said: “Saudia is pleased to be re-introducing Vienna to the airline’s global destination route map after a stop in services in 2010.

“Vienna joins a range of other new routes to launch this summer season, and is a city that is popular with travelers both for leisure and business.”

Altayeb added: “The route expansion reinforces the transformative changes taking shape at the airline, where both the fleet and network are growing in frequency, capacity and variety.

“Our continued focus is on providing a hospitable guest experience, and a journey that is memorable, enjoyable and comfortable.”

The carrier will also commence new services to Moscow, Malaga and Izmir next month (flights between Izmir and Jeddah have commenced last week, for the Umrah season).

Saudia’s growing route network and double-digit passenger growth has seen the airline carry more than 32 million passengers last year, with further growth projected with the start of operations at Jeddah’s new King Abdulaziz International Airport, later this month.

Currently, the airline flies to 90 destinations across four continents with a fleet of 147 aircraft.