Sama Air began charter flight services to Syria in early December.
The flights will initially operate three times per week, to Damascus and Latakia, departing from King Fahad International Airport in Dammam and King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh.
Including this new route, the overall number of international destinations has increased to five (these are Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Amman, Damascus and Latakia).
Faisal Al Duhaim, director of marketing said, “Based on Sama’s operational strategy, we are responding to the increasing demand of the Arab travel market, and committed to providing more choices. Syria is considered as one of the most favourite tourism countries for Saudis. And there are many family relations. I would like to thank GACA and officers in Syria for having trusted Sama to start our charter flights, and we believe that, our unprecedented and unique offers shall encourage travel between the Kingdom and Syria.”
The budget Saudi Arabian carrier launched in March 2007 and since then has a fleet of seven. By 2010 the target is to have a fleet of 35 aircraft.
The airline operates 737s with a capacity of 148 seats, offering an all economy class, to 12 destinations in Saudi Arabia.
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