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Saudi Arabian Airlines touches down in Mauritius

Posted 19 September 2017 · Add Comment

Maiden Flight Connects Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with Island Nation Airline Received Grand Welcome in an Inauguration Ceremony Attended by the Vice President of Mauritius, Ministers and Airport Officials. Three-times-weekly direct service is operated with new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) has announced the start of services to the Republic of Mauritius, with the first flight touching down on September 15, 2017, providing a direct link between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the island nation.

Flight SV481 landed at 16:00 hrs local time and was welcomed by a traditional water salute upon arrival at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU).

The new holiday destination has joined the airline’s network as its 87th destination. The new route is expected to generate interest from holiday makers from Saudi Arabia, as well as the wider Middle East region and beyond, connecting through King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah.

Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines, His Excellency Eng. Saleh bin Nasser Al Jasser remarked how the new route is complementary to the accelerated transformation plan currently underway at the airline as part of its SV2020 Vision, which includes major expansion plans across all facets of its operations: “We are pleased to open this channel of friendship with Mauritius, enabling greater cooperation and create new business opportunities. SAUDIA’s flights to Mauritius will provide a new travel option for our guests, and a new leisure destination to explore and enjoy.”

Continued Eng. Al-Jasser: “The SV2020 Vision is about growth, technological advancements, modernizing and expanding the fleet. We are fully committed to delivering best-in-class service to our valued guests.”

SAUDIA’s route map covers 87 destinations across four continents, flying to Africa, the Middle East, Europe and North America daily from its hubs in Jeddah and Riyadh.

 
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