SAUDIA Expands Turkey Flights From Jeddah & Al-Madinah

SAUDIA Expands Turkey Flights From Jeddah & Al-Madinah
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SAUDIA has this week announced a major expansion program from Jeddah & Al-Madinah to the country of Turkey for the upcoming Umrah season.

It is understood that this increase represents a mind-blowing 380% increase in seat capacity every month.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

SAUDIA Expands Turkey Flights From Jeddah & Al-Madinah…

SAUDIA Expands Turkey Flights From Jeddah & Al-Madinah
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It is understood that SAUDIA will add flights to both Ankara and Gaziantep in Turkey, as well as introduce an additional 100 flights during the peak Umrah season, which will increase overall seating capacity by 37,000.

It is understood these flights will operate from Jeddah and Al-Madinah, and such route additions come following an agreement for electronic visa availability for Turkish citizens.

“The extension of the visit visa duration now allows for a one-year validity, allowing guests the flexibility of multiple visits, with each stay spanning up to 90 days. This newfound flexibility permits visa holders to partake in Umrah and general visits year-round, except during the Hajj season”, the airline said in a statement.

Discussing the Umrah season, SAUDIA had this to say:

“This expansion comes at a time when operations are experiencing substantial growth, especially in light of the increasing number of guests arriving to perform Umrah.”

“Saudia is fully dedicated to providing an elevated journey for these pilgrims, with a strong emphasis on offering superior and spiritually enriching services to ensure a seamless pilgrimage experience.”

Overall, this represents a significant expansion made by the airline, who is looking to expand their global presence following goals laid out by the Saudi Vision 2030 program.

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