Saudi Arabian Airlines Saudia started its flights to Turkey, which stopped in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the Jeddah-Istanbul flight today, after two years.
Saudi Arabia’s flag carrier airline, Saudia, resumed its flights to Turkey, which it stopped in March 2020, as part of the coronavirus measures. After two years, the first scheduled passenger flight was made from Jeddah to Istanbul Airport.
The flight crews of the plane, which landed at Istanbul Airport with 130 passengers today at 14.45, were greeted with flowers. The airline will organize reciprocal flights to Istanbul Airport from Riyadh and Medina every day of the week, and from Jeddah three days a week.
It is expected that the passenger and trade volume between the two countries will reach pre-epidemic levels with the flights to be carried out with Airbus330 type aircraft with a large cargo capacity. It was stated that with the announcement by the Saudi Arabian authorities that the hajj and umrah bans imposed due to the epidemic were lifted, the umrah visits from Turkey would start again.
Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz