flyadeal Launches Daily Flights to Tabuk from Jeddah and Riyadh
Tabuk Welcomes First Flight Today
3 May 2018
Jeddah, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA – flyadeal, Saudi Arabia’s Everyday Low Fares Airline, launched its new service to Tabuk today with scheduled daily flights from Jeddah and Riyadh. Tabuk is the seventh destination in flyadeal’s growing network, and is part of the airline’s plan to fly to all major cities in the Kingdom.
The new flights are expected to serve the growing demand for affordable air travel in the Kingdom. The launch of the new destination is also timed to coincide with the start of the summer holiday season, which sees a natural increase in travel. flyadeal’s new daily service from Jeddah and Riyadh will bring low fares travel to a region renowned for its excellent agricultural terrain, historical richness, and coastal charm.
The first flight to Tabuk took off early morning on May 3rd from King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. Upon landing at Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Airport in Tabuk, “Al-‘Anqa’”, the most recent addition to flyadeal’s fleet, was greeted with the customary water cannon salute.
A celebratory event was held at the arrival hall in the presence of the Chairman of flyadeal and Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation, HE Eng. Saleh bin Nasser Al- Jasser; the Director of Tabuk Airport; Mr. Adel Abdulqader Aalouh; CEO of flyadeal, Mr. Con Korfiatis; airport officials; staff; and members of the press. The guests were treated to a performance by local children showcasing the region’s heritage. Subsequently, a ceremonial cake was cut and commemorative gifts were exchanged.
Eng. Saleh Al-Jasser stressed the importance of Tabuk city as one of the key destinations in the Kingdom, noting its touristic, economic and historical status. He further noted that the Bride of the North, Tabuk, is currently witnessing a transformation of mammoth proportions especially since it’s the de facto gateway to NEOM. With many ambitious projects underway, Tabuk is poised to become an economic hotspot and a global investment destination.
Mr. Adel Abdulqader Aalouh congratulated flyadeal for becoming the fourth national operator to operate flights to Tabuk airport, a pillar of the northern region. He added that the services provided by flyadeal and other airlines will contribute to a healthy competitive landscape and support travel, tourism and the economic development of the region.
Con Korfiatis, CEO of flyadeal said: “The addition of Tabuk to our continually expanding network is an important step in the company’s progress towards bringing unprecedented low fares to all major regions of the Kingdom. Today, in just over seven months of operations, our network covers all regions in Saudi Arabia!”
In addition, Korfiatis said that he was delighted to announce that special fares for the new destination start as low as 108 SAR for Jeddah-Tabuk and 198 SAR for Riyadh-Tabuk. He added, “By booking on flyadeal.com or through our iOS or Android mobile app, Customers can conveniently plan their travel to Tabuk. The recent addition of SADAD payment method also offers more flexible payment options for Customers across the network – especially our new Customers flying to and from Tabuk. However, book early because seats are limited, and when they’re gone, they’re gone.”
flyadeal currently operates seven brand-new A320 aircraft and flies daily to Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Qassim, Jazan, and Abha. To receive the latest announcements and offers, follow flyadeal on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.