Saudi Arabia’s $500 billion mega project NEOM is considering the launch its own international carrier, Arabian Business understands. The airline – which would be the third Saudi carrier following on from Saudia and the soon to be launched RIA – would position the spectacular destination as a hub for international tourists, with direct flights to cities in Europe and Asia.
It is backed by the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) which is also funding the new Saudi carrier RIA. NEOM already operates direct flights to select regional and international destinations from its NEOM Bay Airport, using the current national carrier Saudia, and including NEOM branded livery.
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