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Saudia Launches Direct Flights Connecting Riyadh and Jeddah to Beijing

  • Publish date: Monday، 07 August 2023
Saudia Launches Direct Flights Connecting Riyadh and Jeddah to Beijing

The state-run national carrier, Saudia, has launched new direct flights connecting Riyadh and Jeddah with the Chinese capital Beijing, Saudi state news agency SPA said on Sunday.

In collaboration with the Air Connectivity Program (ACP), this move is seen as a testament to the commitment of both Saudi Arabia and China to deepen their cooperation, SPA said.

The first flight from Jeddah to Beijing took off on August 4th and the first direct flight from Riyadh to Beijing took off on August 6th.

“The launch of this new route comes shortly after the hugely successful 10th Arab-China business forum in Riyadh and represents an important development in our ongoing efforts to expand air connectivity,” SPA quoted ACP CEO Ali Rajab as saying.

ACP expected that additional routes to and from the Kingdom will be launched during the second half (H2) of 2023 and the first half (H1) of next year.