Saudi Airlines launches first direct flights between Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Izmir
Saudi Arabian Airlines launched its first inaugural flight to its summer destination, Izmir, on Wednesday at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah.
The opening ceremony was attended by General Manager of Saudi Airlines, Saleh Al Jasser and corporate figures.
Saudi Arabia said in a statement on Tuesday it would operate four flights a week between Jeddah and Izmir.
As of June 10, three flights a week will be operated from King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh to Izmir, operating from the Kingdom to the Turkish city, on a daily basis, seven days a week.
Izmir is the third destination of the Saudi Airlines in Turkey after Istanbul and the capital of Ankara. It is Turkey's third-largest city in terms of population with more than 4 million inhabitants.
Izmir is located on the west coast of Turkey on the Aegean Sea and has many tourist attractions and is a gateway to other tourist cities such as Marmaris and Bodrum
Quoting Turk Press