Saudia and Flyadeal have set themselves the target of increasing the size of their combined fleet to two hundred aircraft by the end of the year. The airlines have worked to achieve this goal by adopting a growth strategy that includes expanding their services and route network, as well as introducing new products and amenities for their passengers.
Saudi Arabia’s two airline operators have announced plans to significantly expand their destination network over the next two years. The airlines have revealed that they will operate throughout the year 25 new destinations to their programs, both nationally and internationally:
Europe: Nice (France); Birmingham, London-Gatwick (UK); Lisbon (Portugal); Málaga (Spain); Greece (Mykonos, Heraklion, Rhodes); Trabzon, Izmir, Antalya, Bodrum (Turkey); Sarajevo (Bosnia); Larnaca (Cyprus); Tivat (Montenegro) and Georgia (Tbilisi)
Africa: Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt); Johannesburg (South Africa); Dar es Salaam (Tanzania); Kano (Nigeria); Djibouti
Asia: Baku (Azerbaijan); Baghdad (Iraq); Chittagong (Bangladesh) and Beijing (China)
According to a statement from the two airlines, these new destinations are part of their strategy to provide more options to passengers, while strengthening their position in the global aviation industry. The new destinations will also help boost tourism and business travel in the region, and connect Saudi Arabia to the rest of the world.
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