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NEOM partners with Saudia to commence international flights

The airline will initially operate a weekly flight to Dubai before expanding to other destinations

NEOM has announced that it will partner with Saudi flag-carrier Saudia to start operating regional and international commercial flights from NEOM Bay Airport (NUM).

Saudia will commence with weekly flights to Dubai International Airport by the end of June 2022, with plans to expand to London next. The aircraft used to operate the route will sport a joint NEOM-Saudia livery.

Commenting on the announcement, Saudia director general Ibrahim Al-Omar said: “This partnership is in line with Saudia’s ambition to support Saudi Vision 2030 by increasing passenger traffic domestically and regionally, as well as expanding our connections to global cities. As NEOM continues to progress, demand for travel there is only increasing, making it a natural addition to our list of destinations.”

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NEOM chief executive Nadhmi Al-Nasr added: “NEOM Bay Airport is a key enabler of NEOM’s development, facilitating efficient access for residents and business partners, and drastically improving the ease with which NEOM can connect with people from all over the world. This is an exciting step in our journey to provide the best possible air connectivity to NEOM and a signal of our rapid growth.”

The introduction of direct flights to NEOM is an important step in the development of the ambitious giga-project. NEOM currently employs more than 1,500 people representing more than 65 nationalities, together with numerous business partners across the globe.

Once completed, NEOM’s mobility strategy will involve shaping the future of air mobility through seamless and customer-centric connectivity, rooted in cutting-edge technology.

For more information, visit www.neom.com

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