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.


First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

Updated 18 August 2019

First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

  • Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries

Saudi Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Dr. Nabeel Al-Amoudi, oversaw the departure of the first 

group of pilgrims under the Eyab initiative on Saturday together with GACA President Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.

Eyab seeks to improve services provided to pilgrims, with the authority aiming to enrich pilgrims’ experience at the Kingdom’s airports. It is expected to benefit 30,000 pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season.

Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries, inspected the services available and received a briefing from the initiative’s officials.

GACA started an experimental implementation of Eyab this year, aimed at pilgrims returning to Indonesia, India and Malaysia through Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport and Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Airport.