flyadeal Announces Abha as its newest destination

New flights will support economic development of Asir region with fares starting from SAR 98 one way

17 January 2018

Jeddah, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIAflyadeal, Saudi Arabia’s Everyday Low Fares Airline, will add Abha to its growing route network this month. Abha will be the airline’s fifth destination from Jeddah and third from Riyadh, after having launched flights to Dammam, Qassim and Jazan in its first three months of commencing operations.

The new destination is made possible with the arrival of the fifth brand new A320 aircraft, Al-Kawkab (The Star). Al-Kawkab arrived in Jeddah on Dec 20th from the Airbus facilities in Hamburg.

Flights will start on February 1. flyadeal will connect Abha to both Jeddah and Riyadh, with two daily flights between the cities, offering convenient schedules in both morning and evening.

Abha - a mountainous region with year-round pleasant weather - is a popular holiday destination. It was named the Capital of Arab Tourism in 2017 by a committee of experts from the Arab Tourism Organization in recognition of Abha’s superb climate, natural beauty, historical, social and cultural heritage, its unique agricultural environment and its particular brand of festivals.

By connecting the heart of the Asir Province with the Kingdom’s two largest cities, flyadeal’s new routes will allow Customers to explore the national heritage and wonderful scenery in Abha.

Commented the Chairman of flyadeal, His Excellency Eng. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser: “Since the start of flyadeal, the new airline has focused on providing service, flexibility and convenience. With the opening of the Abha route, we connect travelers point to point within the Kingdom with a new low fare service, and in the months ahead, we look forward to even further expansion both domestically and internationally. The welcoming of flyadeal by our gracious Customers has led to a great start and we welcome even more new travelers on board”.

Con Korfiatis, CEO of flyadeal said: “We’re delighted to consistently deliver on our promise to bring affordable air travel to more cities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Each month since we began operations has seen us expand our network further and allowed us to serve many more Customers who would like to travel and experience the flyadeal service and attitude. Abha is a popular tourist destination and we look forward to connecting the city with other points in our network, and increase accessibility to this holiday destination. We urge our Customers to book early on flyadeal.com to enjoy the lowest fares. Seats are limited and when they’re gone, they’re gone.”

The fares will start from SAR 98 between Abha and Jeddah and from SAR 108 between Abha and Riyadh, each way. The “fly” fare includes the most generous cabin baggage allowance in the Kingdom of 10 kg and does not include hold baggage. Introductory fares will be on sale at flyadeal.com for 15 days until midnight on January 31, for travel before March 25th, 2018.

New route to Abha from Jeddah and Riyadh