Flydubai's newly announced flights include an additional one to Riyadh and five to Hofuf each week
Dubai-based airline Flydubai will add six new return flights to Saudi Arabia each week from mid-March, the airline announced on Monday.
According to a Flydubai statement, the airline will add an additional daily flight to Riyadh Airport, in addition to five flights a week to Hofuf Airport beginning on March 16.
“Saudi Arabia remains an important market for Flydubai and we are delighted to be able to increase our services to the kingdom as trade and tourism between the UAE and Saudi Arabia continues to grow,” said Flydubai chief commercial officer Hamad Obaidalla.
The airline now flies to 11 cities in Saudi Arabia from Dubai, including Abha, Dammam, Hail, Jeddah, Jizan, Medina, Qassim, Riyadh, Tabuk and Taif.
“We would like to thank the authorities in Saudi Arabia for their cooperation in supporting Flydubai and providing the necessary facilities and services needed for the success of our flights,” Obaidalla added.
As part of the partnership announced in 2017, Emirates will codeshare on the new Saudi flights, meaning that Emirates passengers will receive complimentary meals and the Emirates check baggage allowance on flights operated by Flydubai in economy class.
Additionally, Emirates Skywards members can earn Skywards miles and tier miles on the codeshare flights, while Skywards silver, gold and platinum members travelling on codeshare flights can access Flydubai's business check-in counters and receive priority tags.
Flydubai recently also announced new flights to the Uzbek capital of Tashkent, along with flight to Naples and Budapest.