Emirates is boosting flights into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and will offer 20 more flights each week from 2nd February 2013.
Riyadh goes from 17 to 28 flights a week, Jeddah jumps from 18 to 21 flights and Dammam has received an extra six services, becoming 13 flights a week. There will continue to be a daily flight to Al Medinah al Munawarah. The changes will take the airline’s KSA flights to 69 per week.
“Stepping up our presence in Saudi brings greater convenience to customers and more opportunities to enjoy the world-renowned Emirates’ experience,” said Adil Al Ghaith, Emirates’ Vice President, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia & Bahrain. “This is not only good news for travellers, it’s also good news for business. Travelling executives have a wider variety of flights to choose from and importers and exporters can benefit from extra cargo capacity on the additional frequencies,” Mr Al Ghaith added.
Emirates serves four gateways in Saudi Arabia; Al Medinah al Munawarah, Riyadh, Dammam and Jeddah, which is served by the airline’s Wi-Fi equipped, flagship aircraft, the A380.
On three days this month - 16th, 25th and 26th January - Emirates is offering a triple daily A380 service to Jeddah to support school holiday demand, while making it even easier to travel to the popular Dubai Shopping Festival. The shopping bonanza runs from 3rd January to 3rd February.
On 17th January, demand was such that a total of four Emirates’ A380s were sent to Jeddah in one day.
“This is the perfect aircraft in periods of high demand – two levels and up to 527 seats. Saudi Arabia is becoming more and more prominent in our A380 operations,” added Mr Al Ghaith.In addition to superb on-board service and an award winning in-flight entertainment system, Emirates offers a generous baggage allowance of 30 kilogrammes in Economy Class, 40 kilogrammes in Business Class and 50 kilogrammes in First Class.