Fly Red Sea operates a fleet of cutting-edge seaplanes, designed to transport tourists to water-based resorts in Saudi Arabia’s new Red Sea destination. Saudi developer Red Sea Global has launched the first seaplane company to operate within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Taking off in October 2023, Fly Red Sea, has started operations with an initial fleet of four Cessna Caravan 208 seaplanes managed by aviation specialists.
The Red Sea Group has committed to creating opportunities for local talent. Fly Red Sea focuses on employing local expertise, with the first Saudi seaplane captain’s license issued to the company and the first seaplane-specific engineers now hired at the destination.
"As a pilot myself, I was deeply invested in the efforts to build Fly Red Sea. Our goal was to create a company that would allow us to maintain high standards across every guest touchpoint, that would give us the platform to explore technologies to reduce the aviation industry’s carbon footprint and would prioritise giving skilled, rewarding career opportunities to the Saudi people. Fly Red Sea achieves this on every level.” - John Pagano, group CEO of Red Sea Global
The company will operate from the Red Sea International airport as its home base, which has a dedicated seaplane runway. It will eventually have a dedicated seaplane terminal as well. After receiving its first flights last month, this new airport is now fully operational.
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