Dubai airline Emirates says it will launch another daily flight to Saudi capital city on Saturday
Emirates will boost its services to Riyadh with the addition of a fourth daily flight to the Saudi capital from September 1.
The addition of the fourth daily service will take the total number of weekly Emirates flights serving Riyadh to 28, the airline said in a statement.
Adil Al Ghaith, senior vice president commercial operations, Gulf, Middle East & Iran said: “There are strong passenger flows between Riyadh and Dubai so enhancing our services makes business sense, and further underscores Riyadh’s importance within our global network."
The fourth daily flight will be serviced by the Boeing 777-300ER in a three class configuration.
Saudi Arabia is the UAE’s largest trading partner in the region, with non-oil trade reaching an estimated AED880 billion ($24 billion) in 2017, according to UAE Federal Customs Authority data.
Emirates has been serving Saudi Arabia since 1989, and also operates to Jeddah, Dammam and Medinah Al Munawarah. Emirates currently serves Saudi Arabia with 84 flights a week, increasing to 91 per week from Saturday.