Saudi Airlines (Saudia) has announced the launch of direct flights from the kingdom to Tunisia and Malaysia.

The airline said that the new flights from Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International airport to Tunis and Kuala Lumpur is part of its commitment to the Air Connectivity Program.

The two flights will commence on September 1, 2022, and will serve to carry more pilgrims during the upcoming Umrah season.

Recently, Saudi announced flights to Barcelona, Zurich, Amsterdam and Seoul under its collaboration with the Air Connectivity Program.

Saudia to launch flights to Seoul this month

The airline added that it expects to add further links to international destinations as part of its commitment to the programme. Currently, Saudia flies to over 100 destinations across four continents.

During the first half of 2022, Saudia carried nearly 4.8 million international passengers, an increase of 242 per cent over the corresponding period in 2021. It operated 28,600 international flights during H1 2022, up 156 per cent year-on-year.

Domestically, Saudia transported 6.2 million guests (up 32 per cent) around the kingdom on more than 52,000 flights (an increase of 5 per cent).

The number of scheduled and chartered flights increased by 33 per cent to reach 80,500, while total flight hours were measured at 212,000, a rise of 71 per cent.