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28 February 2022

SAUDIA celebrates launch of new direct flights to Thailand

Kingdom’s national flag carrier will operate three flights per week connecting Jeddah and Riyadh to Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA), the national flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, has announced the launch of flights connecting two airports in the Kingdom to Thailand. Guests were welcomed aboard the historic first flight from King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah to Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on Monday, 28 February. 

The new route will operate three return trips weekly between the destinations, with a stop at King Khalid International Airport for guests departing and arriving in Riyadh. The launch of the flights comes in the wake of the recently strengthened bilateral relations between the two nations and reflects SAUDIA’s strong commitment to connecting guests with the most in-demand travel destinations across the globe. 

SAUDIA’s inaugural flight to Suvarnabhumi Airport took place following a special ceremony in King Abdulaziz International Airport’s newly opened international Alfursan Lounge in the presence of His Excellency Mr. Soradjak Puranasamriddhi, Consul-General of the Kingdom of Thailand in Jeddah, together with distinguished guests and members of the media. SAUDIA’s Vice President of Marketing & Product Management Mr. Essam Akhonbay delivered a speech celebrating the launch that followed a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the gate.

Commenting at the event, Mr. Akhonbay said: “We at SAUDIA are proud to open a new chapter in the recently strengthened bilateral relations between the Kingdoms of Saudi Arabia and Thailand. The launch of this new route builds on our already strong operational footprint in Asia and will provide greater connectivity and convenience for guests. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the leadership of both nations for enabling SAUDIA to become a bridge between our great Kingdoms. We look forward to welcoming guests from Thailand to Saudi Arabia as we continue to serve as the “Wings of Vision 2030.”

Flights between Jeddah and Bangkok will depart at 04:30 and arrive in Riyadh at 06:05 for a 45-minute layover, before continuing onwards to arrive in Thailand at 18:05. Departure times from Bangkok are 20:35, arriving in Riyadh at 00:30 and Jeddah at 2:55. The flights operates with SAUDIA’s Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, which offer 24 business class seats and 274 economy seats.

The addition of the route to Bangkok further enhances SAUDIA’s connectivity with destinations across the Asia-Pacific region, with key cities including, Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Guangzhou, and Manila. 

Guests can book flight tickets and other services by visiting, using the airline’s mobile app, calling 920022222, or visiting a SAUDIA sales office anywhere in the world.



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