Saudi Airlines launches Jeddah-Marrakech direct flight

Officials celebrated the first ever flight between the two destinations with an inaugural ceremony which was attended by Saudi ambassador to Morocco. (AFP)
Updated 08 June 2019

Saudi Airlines launches Jeddah-Marrakech direct flight

MARRAKECH: A Saudia Boeing Dreamliner with 274 passengers landed at Marrakech’s Menara Airport on Thursday, marking the airline’s first ever Jeddah-Marrakech flight and the second destination in Morocco after Casablanca.
Officials celebrated the first ever flight between the two destinations with an inaugural ceremony which was attended by Saudi ambassador to Morocco, Abdullah bin Saad Al-Ghurairi along with a number of officials of the Ministry of tourism and civil aviation, Marrakech International Airport department, Moroccan travel agencies and media representatives.
In an address, Al-Ghurairi praised the strong relationship between the two countries, stressing that the launch of the new direct flight between Jeddah and Marrakech will contribute to strengthen these links and relations.
Al-Ghurairi noted that the flight will serve the destination with three times a week: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
“The flight also seeks to strengthen air traffic between the two countries and will encourage tourism and will serve as a platform to inaugurate other lines to other tourism cities across Morocco,” he added.
Zakaria Belghazi, the Director General of Morocco’s Civil Aviation Authority expressed his heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Saudi Arabia for launching direct flights between Jeddah and Marrakech.
The director of the Saudi Arabian Airlines Company in Morocco Mohammed Al-Samrani said that the number of passengers traveling from and to Morocco in the past two years had increased by 19%, noting that 402,808 passengers had made the journey.


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.