Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has restarted flights to Austrian capital Vienna eight years after suspending the route.
The airline began operating the four-time-weekly route from the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah via the King Khalid Airport in Riyadh to Vienna from June 16.
The service will be operated by a two-class Airbus A320, with the journey time under five and a half hours, a statement said.
“Saudia is pleased to be re-introducing Vienna to the airline’s global destination route map after a stop in services in 2010,” said Abdulrahman Altayeb, vice president, corporate communications said earlier this year.
“Vienna joins a range of other new routes to launch this summer season, and is a city that is popular with travellers both for leisure and business.”
The carrier, which began flights to Moscow on June 12 – just ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Russia – also said it increased the number of daily flights to Russia to four for the first week of the tournament.
Saudia also plans to launch services to Malaga and Izmir this year.
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