Saudia launches first flight to Irbil on Monday

Saudia will launch the first direct flight to Irbil on Monday, its second destination in Iraq after Baghdad. (Boeing)
Updated 30 September 2018

Saudia launches first flight to Irbil on Monday

JEDDAH: The Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saudia, is to launch the first direct flight to Irbil on Monday — its second destination in Iraq after the capital Baghdad — and is set to operate six regular weekly round-trip flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
The first flight to Irbil, SV0625, will depart King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Jeddah at 6 a.m. and is set to arrive at 9 a.m.
A special platform and a team of representatives from all operational sectors will launch the operation at the Jeddah airport and celebrate the flight.
At Irbil International Airport, a reception ceremony will be held upon the arrival of Saudia’s first flight to the city, in addition to a celebration for passengers departing on the return trip.
The first flight from Irbil to Jeddah, SV0624, is set to depart at 10 a.m. and arrive at King Abdul Aziz International Airport at 1:10 p.m.
Operating direct flights between Jeddah and Irbil aims to serve a wide range of passengers, especially pilgrims, tourists, and businessmen, in addition to offering investment opportunities and tourism programs.


Lead roles for Saudi stars as Okaz Nights concerts begin

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Lead roles for Saudi stars as Okaz Nights concerts begin

  • Abadi Al-Johar and Dalia Mubarak shine in wonderful musical evening

TAIF: The Okaz Nights series of concerts began with a wonderful evening featuring Saudi stars Abadi Al-Johar and Dalia Mubarak at the Okaz Main Theater, which has been given a new look.

The concerts are part of Taif Season, which is presenting events throughout August. The concert with Al-Johar and Mubarak, which sold out quickly, was well received by the audience of more than 2,500.

The evening began at 9.30 p.m. with a collection of new and old songs from Mubarak, supported by 27 musicians. Al-Johar then greeted her with beautiful and famous songs.

Emirati singer Hussain Al-Jasmi also performed at the theater, which will host Syrian musical artist Asala Nasri on Aug. 28 and Ahlam Al-Shamsi on Aug. 30.