Air Arabia Egypt to start direct flights between Sohag and Jeddah

Air Arabia continues on its mission to create an ever-expanding network of diverse destinations.
Updated 19 March 2018
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Air Arabia Egypt to start direct flights between Sohag and Jeddah

Air Arabia Egypt has announced the launch of a new route linking Sohag in Egypt to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, starting Tuesday.
The one-hour-20-minute flight, which will be the seventh Air Arabia new route being announced this year, will operate thrice a week, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. It will depart from Sohag International Airport (HMB) at 6:25 a.m. and arrive at the King Abdul Aziz International Airport (KAIA) at 9 a.m. The return flight will depart Jeddah at 9:50 a.m. and land back in Sohag at 10:30 a.m. local time the same day.
Adel Al-Ali, group chief executive officer of Air Arabia, said: “As air travel continues to grow, especially more so in the Middle East, we will continue to cater to the demand in our core markets. The route to Jeddah from Sohag will further contribute in the travel and tourism growth of Egypt and Saudi Arabia offering direct connectivity between both cities. This step also underlines our commitment to offering our passengers access to destinations at tremendous value.”
Air Arabia, currently operates flights on over 147 routes across the globe from five hubs located in the Middle East and North Africa, and continues on a mission to create an ever-expanding network of diverse destinations.


Saudi Arabian Airlines displays new products

Updated 24 April 2018
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Saudi Arabian Airlines displays new products

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the Kingdom’s national carrier, is participating in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), taking place in Dubai this week. This year marks the 25th edition of the show. Saudia has participated consistently throughout the years.
The airline has rolled out many new products and onboard amenities this year, including a new Business Class Porsche Design Men’s kit and Furla Ladies kit, as well as new children’s characters and kits.
Saudia is debuting a new exhibition stand design (9 x 30.5 meters) along with many interactive features and products on display. These include all the latest seats on static display — First Suite (first class), Business Class, and the Guest Class (economy) seats.
Also on display is a “smart model” experience, which provides a 3D interactive tour through the new Jeddah King Abdul Aziz International Airport.
Saudia is currently in the midst of a rapid transformation, fleet and network expansion program.
The airline has achieved double-digit growth in international passenger traffic, flying to 89 destinations across four continents. Saudia is receiving on average, one new aircraft every 12 days. Currently at 147, by the end of 2020 the fleet is set to reach 200 aircraft.
“Saudia looks forward to welcoming its travel retail partners, media and hospitality guests at ATM. The airline’s stand is located at ME 4310,” the airline said in a press release.
Currently in its 73rd year of operations, the airline is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO).
Saudia carried 30 million passengers in 2016, and was named the 2017 World’s Most Improved Airline by Skytrax, an independent global aviation industry monitor.
The airline has 11 codeshare partners including: Garuda Indonesia, China Southern Airlines, Air France, Royal Air Maroc, Alitalia, Korean Airlines, KLM, Middle East Airlines, Aeroflot, Air Europa and Oman Air.