Saudia announces the launch of direct flights to Johannesburg from Jeddah Airport  

Saudia has begun operating direct flights from King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah to Johannesburg, South Africa's Airport in an effort to enhance aviation connection between the two places.

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Scheduled four weekly flights:

Flights operated by Saudia now travel nonstop between Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport and Johannesburg, South Africa's airport. Return flights from Johannesburg (SV0448) operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, while four weekly flights from Jeddah (SV0449) are made possible under the Air Connectivity Program.

Operated with the B787-9 Dreamliner:

The flights, employing a B787-9 Dreamliner, incorporate 24 business-class seats and 274 economy-class seats, with the objective of offering passengers a comfortable and enjoyable travel experience.

Inauguration Ceremony:

The official inauguration ceremony took place at the Al Fursan International Lounge, attended by notable figures such as Moegammad Gabriels, the Consul General of the Republic of South Africa; Musaed Almusaed, AVP of International Regions Sales; Rashed Alshammari, VP of Commercial at ACP; and representatives from airport government authorities.

Strengthening Presence in South Africa:

Musaed Almusaed emphasized the importance of bolstering Saudi Arabia's presence in South Africa through direct routes to Johannesburg. The flights, with their convenient schedules, reflect effective collaboration with the Air Connectivity Program and align with Saudi Arabia's broader expansion plans to attract global tourists to the Kingdom.

Significant Steps in Air Connectivity:

Ali Rajab, CEO of the Air Connectivity Program, highlighted the Johannesburg-Jeddah route as a substantial advancement in enhancing air connectivity between South Africa and Saudi Arabia. The program is committed to forging new partnerships and expanding air networks, ensuring seamless travel experiences for passengers in South Africa's growing market.

Saudi Arabia's Commitment to Enhanced Connectivity:

The new direct route underscores Saudi Arabia's commitment to improving international air travel connections. It addresses the increasing demand for convenient and efficient flight options between Saudi Arabia and South Africa, contributing to a more accessible and connected global air travel network.

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