Saudi airline to start flights to Toronto, LA
Riyadh, December 31, 2012
Saudi Arabian Airlines, the flagship carrier of the Kingdom, has announced that it will operate two new flights to Toronto and Los Angeles.
The airline said Prince Fahd bin Abdullah, president of the General Authority of Civil Aviation and chairman of Saudi Arabian Airline’s board of directors, has approved the plan.
“We’ll operate flights to the Canadian city in the third quarter of 2013 and Los Angeles in the second quarter of 2014,” said Khaled Al-Molhem, director general of the carrier.
The airline currently operates flights to the US cities of Washington and New York.
“We will receive four out of 20 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft by the end of 2013. We’ll use this aircraft for our Los Angeles flights,” Al-Molhem said.
“The new flights would serve Saudi scholarship students in Canada and the US apart from other passengers. From April 2013, the airline will operate 14 flights weekly to Washington and New York, using larger aircraft.”
Al-Molhem also disclosed plans to operate 11 flights weekly to Paris using B777-200 aircraft, and 14 flights to Geneva from the peak of summer.
“The airline’s huge investment on aircraft and IT infrastructure had yielded fruits in terms of increase in number of passengers and record rise in revenues in 2012,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service
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