September 24, 2008

Singapore Airlines to Launch New Service to Riyadh

Singapore Airlines has announced that it will launch a new service to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on December 14, 2008.

The airline will operate four times-a-week to Riyadh via Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday using Boeing 777-200 aircraft. Riyadh will be the second city to which Singapore Airlines operates in Saudi Arabia. The airline will maintain its current three-times-weekly service to Jeddah, via Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Singapore Airlines has also announced that it will increase the frequency of its flights to Istanbul, Turkey, via Dubai, from four to six flights per week from October 26, 2008. The new flights depart Singapore on Mondays and Fridays, with Singapore Airlines flying on the Singapore-Dubai-Istanbul route daily except Wednesdays.

Huang Eng, executive vice president of marketing and the regions at Singapore Airlines, said: "The introduction of new service to Riyadh is a sign of our confidence in the tremendous potential of the Middle East region. We believe that this service will help foster a closer bilateral trade link between Singapore and Saudi Arabia, while increasing the business and leisure travel traffic between Asia and Saudi Arabia."