Korean Air has launched flights between
Seoul/Incheon and the Saudi Arabian cities of Riyadh and Jeddah.
The Seoul/Incheon-Riyadh-Jeddah route will be operated with an
Airbus 330-200, seating 218 passengers and equipped with Korean
Air’s premium seats.
The Seoul/Incheon-Riyadh-Jeddah flights operate
on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
KE961 departs at 21:55 and will
arrive in Riyadh at 03:10 the next day. The flight continues its
journey departing from Riyadh at 04:20, arriving Jeddah at 06:15.
From 3 December 2012 to 2
March 2013, KE961 will temporarily depart at 21:30 from
Seoul/Incheon, arriving Riyadh at 03:10 next day.
On the return, KE962 departs from Jeddah at 11:00 and arrives in
Riyadh at 12:35. The flight departs from Riyadh at 13:55 and
arrives Seoul/Incheon at 05:00 next day.
Chang Hoon Chi, the President and COO of
Korean Air, said, “It is a great pleasure to announce that Korean
Air has restarted its service to Saudi Arabia; In the 1970s and
1980s, the time known as the ‘Middle East Boom’ years many Korean companies enjoyed excellent commercial links with Saudi Arabia. I
believe by restarting Korean Air’s service to Saudi Arabia we will
contribute to a growing exchange between the two countries and the
airline will play the role of ‘messenger’ - introducing Korean
Culture to the Middle East.”
Saudi Arabia, one of the major
Middle Eastern countries, possessing one-fourth of the world’s oil
reserves, is Korea’s 4th largest trade partner after China, the
United States of America and Japan.
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