Saudi Arabian Airlines commenced flights between Jeddah and Port Sudan on 6 April. To celebrate the new route, Assistant VP International Sales Saudi Arabian Airlines, Nawaf Al-Jaghmi, presented a gift to the Saudi Ambassador to Sudan, Ali bin Hassan Jafar. A cake was also made to toast the new connection from Jeddah.
Before the inaugural flight to Port Sudan departed, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held in Jeddah. At just 317 kilometres, the route becomes the shortest international sector in the Saudi Arabian Airlines network.
- Saudi Arabian Airlines launched its shortest international sector on 6 April between Jeddah (JED) and Port Sudan (PZU). At 317 kilometres, the route means that the airline’s 848-kilometre link from Jeddah to Sharm El Sheikh is now the second-shortest international route in the SkyTeam member’s network. Saudia will provide three weekly flights (Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays) on the route utilising its 132-seat A320s according to OAG schedules. Direct competition comes in the form of Badr Airlines which provides twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays) flights according to the carrier’s booking engine. Port Sudan becomes Saudia’s second destination in Sudan, with it already offering 16 weekly flights from Jeddah and 10 weekly flights from Riyadh to Khartoum. See how Port Sudan Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.