Emirates to increase services to Saudi Arabia during Ramadan
Emirates will add 73 additional flights to and from Saudi Arabia
during Ramadan, adding to the carrier's robust service schedule.
Jeddah and Medinah Al Munawarrah will benefit from the extra
services, put in place to serve the large number of passengers
travelling to the Kingdom for religious based travel. The extra services
will be in operation from July 20 to September 1.
"We expect travel to the Kingdom to increase significantly during the
holy month of Ramadan in line with the annual movement of pilgrims.
"To effectively cater to this increased demand we have added extra
services giving our passengers more flight options and easing the flow
of traffic," said Ahmed Khoory, Senior Vice President, Commercial
Operations Gulf, Middle East and Iran. A total of 59 additional flights
will operate to and from Jeddah throughout Ramadan, with Medinah Al
Munawarrah receiving 14 extra services during the same time period.
"There is a high demand for travel to the Kingdom from across our
network given our convenient and frequent flight options. With a growing
fleet of 175 aircraft we are fortunate to have the flexibility required
to adjust our schedules and accommodate this increased traffic flow,"
The additional flights will be serviced by a mixture of Boeing 777s
and A330 aircraft, in a three class configuration. Emirates currently
operates to four gateways in Saudi Arabia including; Jeddah, Riyadh,
Dammam and Medinah al Munawarah.