RIYADH : Saudi Airlines, the oil-rich kingdom’s national carrier, launched a new flight route to the Turkish city of Izmir on Wednesday.
Flights to Izmir, located on Turkey’s Aegean coast, will depart from Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport.
In a statement issued late Tuesday, the airliner said that four Jeddah-Izmir flights would begin operating on a weekly basis.
Saudi Airlines intends to eventually offer flights to Izmir every day of the week — starting June 10 — with the addition of three more flights out of Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport.
Izmir is the airliner’s third destination in Turkey after Istanbul and capital Anakra.