Saudia restarts flights to Vienna after eight years

The airline will fly to the Austrian city four times a week



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.

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Saudia also plans to launch services to Malaga and Izmir this year.

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