Saudia, the national airline of Saudi Arabia has announced that it has opened another flight to Paris from Al Ula.
From January 30 to March 27, 2022, the Saudi national company offers a flight every Sunday between Paris-CDG and Al Ula-Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz airport, operated by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner that can accommodate 24 passengers in class. Business and 274 in Economics. Departures from France are scheduled at 1:40 p.m. to arrive at 8:50 p.m., “return” flights leaving northwestern Saudi Arabia at 4:25 a.m. to land via Jeddah at 2:15 p.m.
Saudia will be without competition on this route which will be inaugurated on Thursday, and is added to those to Roissy from Jeddah and Riyadh. Al Ula airport is served by only one other company, the low cost Flynas.
The SkyTeam alliance company explains in its press release that with this direct flight “to the historic oasis”, French visitors are among the first to discover Saudi Arabia’s natural and cultural heritage. It offers a unique opportunity for French travelers and those from neighboring countries to be among the first explorers to visit this extraordinary region. Arguably the largest archaeological program in the world today, the globally significant heritage destination also offers breathtaking natural and cultural experiences amid exceptional landscapes. Among them are the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hegra, the second city of the great Nabataean kingdom of Petra in Jordan, several archaeological sites dating back to the 1st millennium BCE, and a lush 25 km long oasis. stretching amidst desert mountains and rock formations”.
Hazem Sonbol, Vice President of Passenger Sales at Saudia, said: “As the airline of the Kingdom, we are delighted to welcome this inaugural direct flight from the heart of Europe to the ancient city of Al Ula. This is our first direct international flight to Al Ula and our customers are increasingly keen to explore our country’s history and culture.”