Airline presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia continues to grow, with Emirates due to add four weekly flights to Jeddah from December 14. This follows recent reports of Etihad Airways (see here) and Scoot (see here) announcing new flights to the city.
The increased frequency means that Emirates will soon serve Jeddah three-times daily, with all flights operated by a three-class A380 that the carrier has deployed in response to consistently high customer demand.
“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a major market for Emirates and its importance is reflected by the fact that we will now operate three flights per day to Jeddah with our popular A380 aircraft,” said Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president, commercial operations West.
“This is tremendous news for both our business and leisure customers and highlights our commitment to providing travellers in Jeddah with not only the very latest in aircraft innovations but also increased connectivity.”
The additional frequencies will operate every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday with flight EK801 departing Dubai at 0140 and arriving in Jeddah at 0340. The return service sees flight EK802 take off from Jeddah at 0540 and touch back down in Dubai at 0930.
Emirates’ popular chauffeur-drive service to and from Dubai International Airport is available on this route for first and business class passengers. The deployment of the superjumbo also means that wifi connectivity is available across all cabins.
For more information, visit emirates.com