Emirates is to operate a total of 129 additional
services to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia across August,
September and October.
Jeddah and Riyadh will benefit from the extra
services put in place to serve the thousands of people travelling
to the Kingdom throughout Ramadan and Eid.
“We expect travel to the Kingdom to increase
significantly across the coming three months. The additional
services will help ease the flow of traffic and offer more options
to those wishing to travel for both religious and leisure
purposes,” said Ahmed Khoory, Senior Vice President, Commercial
Operations Gulf, Middle East and Iran.
A total of 75
additional flights will operate to and from Jeddah throughout
August and September, with Riyadh receiving 54 extra services up
until the end of October this year.
permission from the Saudi Authorities to operate a portion of
these flights for Umrah passengers and the remainder of the
flights for regular traffic.
flights will be serviced by a mix of Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 aircraft,
operating in either a two or three class configuration.
Emirates currently operates to four gateways in Saudi Arabia
including; Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam and until 24 September 2010 Medinah
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