JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia's national carrier Saudia is set to launch direct and regular flights to Calicut in India on Wednesday, following a three-year hiatus.
Saudia will operate three flights a week from Riyadh, and four flights from Jeddah, using a daily Airbus A330-300 aircraft fitted to provide the best comfort and comfort for guests, with 298 seats, 36 business class seats and 262 economy seats.
The reopening of the Calicut route follows a three-year hiatus after the modernization and development of the Kerala city airport, which lies on the southern coast of India.
It will be the ninth destination operated by Saudia airlines to Indian cities, along with Kochi, Hyderabad, Delhi, Bangalore, Lucknow, Mumbai, Chennai and Travendrum.
It also marks the fourth direct and regular flight launched by Saudia this year after Erbil in Iraq, as well as Surabaya and Mukasher in Indonesia.