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Saudia Airlines to link Malaga with Riyadh and Jeddah from June this year

Malaga airport.
Malaga airport. / F. SILVA
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Saudi Arabia’s national airline, Saudia Airlines, is due to launch new connections between Malaga and the Saudi capital, Riyadh, and with the tourist city of Jeddah.

The routes will start operating on 9 and 11 June respectively. The president of the Association of Andalusian Travel Agencies, Sergio García, confirmed the new connections, which will further strengthen local ties with the Gulf.

There is also a service beginning from 4 June which will link Malaga to Doha directly, with four flights per week.

García has confirmed that there will be two flights a week to both Riyadh and Jeddah. Both will also include an hour layover in Casablanca, Morocco.

The flight to Jeddah will operate on Mondays and Thursdays until 10 September, while Riyadh will also see two weekly flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays, until 8 September.

These new routes will be navigated by the most modern of aircraft, the Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner, which has the capacity for almost 300 passengers.

Saudia Airlines already offers flights to over 80 destinations worldwide.

Founded in 1945, the company now has 143 aircraft, many of which include the most advanced technology.