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SAA to launch Cochin flights

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) is to introduce flights to the South Indian city of Cochin from the kingdom, it was reported.

This follows talks between Saudi and Indian civil aviation officials in Jeddah, the Arab News said.

Under an agreement reached at the talks, Saudia will operate flights to Cochin in addition to its existing destinations - Bombay, New Delhi and Madras.

The number of regular flights between the two countries will rise to 30 per week with the addition of Cochin, said the report.

Civil Aviation president Dr Ali ibn Abdul Rahman Al Khalaf and Indian Civil Aviation secretary Roy Paul took part in the aviation talks.

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