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New flights to AlUla begin

Gulf Air, RJ, Saudia launch AlUla operations

ALULA (Saudi Arabia), February 15, 2024

Gulf Air, Royal Jordanian, and Saudia have announced new flights to AlUla, providing enhanced connectivity to the boutique heritage destination of Saudi Arabia.

Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air is expanding its footprint in Saudi Arabia with direct flights to AlUla. The airline, which started its operations to AlUla on February 3, will fly twice a week to the ancient Saudi city.

These seasonal flights will continue until March 6, and resume from April 10-27, said RCU in its statement.

Royal Jordanian Airlines is set to launch direct flights between Amman and AlUla, with the inaugural flight scheduled for February 16. Operating twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays, this service will be available until December 22.

Saudia has made AlUla even more accessible to Europe, with the relaunch of its seasonal flights from Paris. The first seasonal flight took off on January 28, and the service will continue until April 28. Flights will operate once a week, every Sunday, offering a convenient and direct link between Paris and the ancient Saudi destination.

Rami AlMoallim, Vice President of Destination Management and Marketing at the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) said: “The introduction of new flight options connecting AlUla to Bahrain, Amman, and Paris comes as we experience a period of exciting growth and witness demand from global travellers wanting to visit this historic location.

“These new flight routes not only enhance the connectivity but also opening a gateway for travellers worldwide to experience the captivating charm of AlUla.

“We believe these new routes will play a pivotal role in fostering cultural exchange and contribute to the growth of AlUla's tourism, inviting more people to embark on a revitalising journey through our extraordinary destination.”

Current direct flight options encompass services from Dubai through flydubai, and from Doha via the Qatar Airways route. Additionally, travellers can access AlUla through direct flights from Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam via Saudia and flynas. – TradeArabia News Service


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