Saudia records over 500 flights in a day in post-pandemic recovery

Flights to Jeddah and Riyadh topped the list of the largest share of trips, with 128 flights each, followed by the Dammam and then Madinah, with 30 and 14 flights respectively

  
Saudi airline. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle. Imgae used for illustrative purpose

Saudi airline. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle. Imgae used for illustrative purpose

RIYADH: Saudi Arabian national airline Saudia has set a new record in the number of daily flights since the beginning of the pandemic.

The airline operated 507 flights on Dec. 4 during the peak of operational movements, Saudi Press Agency reported.

Flights to Jeddah and Riyadh topped the list of the largest share of trips, with 128 flights each, followed by the Dammam and then Madinah, with 30 and 14 flights respectively.

The national carrier’s total number of destinations is currently at 76, with 27 domestic routes and 49 international ones, compared to a total of 100 destinations during pre-COVID times.

Recovery from the effects of the pandemic continues to rise, the CEO of Saudia, Ibrahim bin Salman said, referring to an operational performance report.

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