Saudi Arabia's national carrier Saudia inaugurates direct flight to Zurich
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Saudia launches first direct flight to Zurich

Saudia launches first direct flight to Zurich

The service has been launched as part of the country’s ‘Air Connectivity Program’, which aims to connect the kingdom to its main target markets and boost tourism

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Saudi national carrier Saudia launched its first direct flight to Zurich in collaboration with the Air Connectivity Program, which aims to connect the kingdom to its main target markets.

According to the Saudi Press Agency, Saudia held an inauguration ceremony marking the launch at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh in the presence of the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Switzerland to the kingdom.

Arved Nikolaus Von Zur Muhlen, the CCO of Saudia, stated, “With continuous support from the Air Connectivity Program, we at Saudia are excited to begin transporting passengers along the milestone route, effectively utilising our fleet of 150 premium aircraft to best accommodate travellers to and from Saudi Arabia.”

Sultan Otaify, vice president of Strategy and Communications of the Air Connectivity Program, indicated that this is a foundation stone for a series of future partnerships that aim to support and stimulate the aviation sector, establish new air routes and enhance the pace of flights, which contributes to the development of tourism in the kingdom.

The aircraft was received with a water salute to welcome the first direct flight from Saudi Arabia to Zurich International Airport.

In recent news, Saudia said that it will operate several hundred extra flights over the duration of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 later this year.

Saudia said that it will introduce over 60 exclusive flights to support the national team, and several dozen more daily flights for fans to attend the matches.

The 60 daily flights between Riyadh-Doha-Riyadh and Jeddah-Doha-Jeddah will also include dedicated on-ground transportation between the airport and stadium in Doha.

Read: Saudia to operate hundreds of extra flights during FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

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