Saudi low-cost airline flyadeal launches four new routes from Dammam

Daily flights have been launched from Dammam to Riyadh, Madinah, Jazan and Abha

Saudi low-cost carrier flyadeal has launched four new routes from Dammam starting January 2.

Daily flights have been launched from Dammam to Riyadh (three per day), Madinah, Jazan and Abha in addition to the airline’s existing route to Jeddah.

All the routes will be operated with an Airbus A320 aircraft.

The airline has also introduced a third daily flight from Riyadh to Abha while two flights will also be launched from Jeddah to Tabuk from January 7.

Airline CEO Con Korfiatis said the launch of the new destinations will increase the number of flights to the region and cater to increasing demand for travel.

Flyadeal, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Airlines, offers low-cost flights within Saudi Arabia and currently operates a fleet of eight Airbus A320s leased from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise.

Late last month, the airline signed a deal with Boeing to buy up to 50 737 MAX jets.

The airline committed to ordering 30 airplanes with options for 20 more in a deal that would be valued at up to $5.9bn at list prices.

Flyadeal plans to add around 10 aircraft a year to its fleet from 2020, Korfiatis told Reuters in November.

It is also planning to launch its first international flight to either Egypt, Turkey, or to other GCC countries in 2019, he added.

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