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Emirates increases flights to Saudi Arabia

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Emirates to inject a 12 percent capacity increase within next four months

Saudi Arabia will receive a 12 percent boost in Emirates services this year, as the airline ramps up its commitment to the Kingdom.

Jeddah and Riyadh will benefit from the increased services, with a total of 1722 additional seats, in each direction, per week between Emirates’ hub in Dubai and the Kingdom, up almost 12 percent from the current 15,140 seats per week. The added capacity will result in an extra four weekly services to Jeddah and three weekly flights to Riyadh. The new services to Jeddah will come into effect from 1st June and to Riyadh from 1st August.

The new service from Jeddah will operate each Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, increasing the current service from 14 to 18 flights per week. The service will be operated by an A330, offering Emirates’ First Class, Business Class and Economy Class.

Riyadh’s current double daily service will be boosted to 17 weekly flights with the additional frequency operating each Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. The service will be operated by an A340, offering Emirates’ First Class, Business Class and Economy Class.

Source: Emirates

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