RIYADH: Newcastle United has partnered with Saudi Arabia’s national carrier Saudia as the club prepares for a warm-weather training camp in Riyadh next month.
Saudia will be the club’s official tour airline partner when the team travels to the Kingdom, where they will play Saudi Pro League champions Al-Hilal as part of the 2022 Diriyah Season.
The Newcastle squad will travel to and from Riyadh on board a Saudia chartered flight as part of the linkup, in a collaboration which will also see the airline introduce the partnership’s official digital hub – saudia-newcastleunitedfc.com – enabling fans to win exciting prizes and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
The northeast England club’s chief commercial officer, Peter Silverstone, said: “Whilst Newcastle United is on an exciting and ambitious journey to grow our global reach and fanbase, we are also very focussed on growing our fan base and following in Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Middle East.
“Our ambition is to become the most supported English Premier League football team in Saudi Arabia; a country whose population includes a large, young, passionate, and highly engaged football community.
“We are delighted to partner with Saudia as our official tour airline partner, and we look forward to working with them during our trip to Riyadh and for the remainder of the 2022-2023 English Premier League season.”