Saudi Arabia will be offering financial incentives to carriers to fly routes that have so far been considered to be unprofitable helping them to link these destinations to major global cities. With an ambitious goal to attract 100 million tourists a year by 2030, direct connectivity would definitely help, especially when it’s a destination that has opened to tourists only as recently as 2019.
Saudia will also be operating a weekly round trip flight from NEOM Bay Airport to Dubai International Airport end of June 2022, with London to follow shortly.
“This partnership is in line with Saudia’s ambition to support Saudi Vision 2030 by increasing passenger traffic domestically and regionally, as well as expanding our connections to global cities,” Ibrahim Al-Omar, director general of Saudia had said about the NEOM partnership.
Saudi Arabia has also launched a helicopter company to enable tourism in its giga projects — Amaala, NEOM and The Red Sea Project.
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