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Saudia Arabian Airlines ‘to resume full operations next month’

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) is reportedly preparing for full-capacity operations once authorities lift Saudi Arabia’s travel ban

The Saudi minister of transport, Saleh Al-Jasser, has chaired a meeting with the airline’s board of directors to discuss resumption plans, according to Arab News.

Al-Jasser thanked airlines bosses for continuing domestic flights in the country during the international travel ban.

Due to delays with vaccine production in the country and the virus’ second wave, authorities extended the travel ban from 31 March to 17 May. The suspension for Saudi residents includes international air, land and sea travel.

Saudia is also set to trial Iata Travel Pass on its Kuala Lumpur-Jeddah route. The trial begins 19 April. If the trial is successful, the carrier plans to roll out the digital health passport across its entire network.

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