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Saudia’s first 787-10 (Photo: Mike Cassidy)

Saudia Set to Operate Year-Round Barcelona Flights

Saudia for this northern winter season will have available flights between Jeddah (JED) and Barcelona (BCN); with this the company will offer non-stop services to the Catalan capital throughout the year, this connection will complement its service to Madrid (MAD).

This route is subsidized by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Tourism under its Air Connectivity Program with the aim of increasing and boosting the country’s connectivity. Spain recently received the first batch of 100,000 Saudi students enrolled in the Tourism Pioneers Program arrived at les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Marbella, Spain.

“The training programs directly contribute to honing the skills of the beneficiaries, providing them with knowledge and tools for professional development and enhancing the job seekers’ chances of obtaining job opportunities that match their skills to contribute to the achievement of the Kingdom’s vision goals,” said Eng. Anas Al-Shae, Director General of the General Administration to Support Innovators and Entrepreneurs at the Ministry of Tourism.

During this summer Saudia is offering services from Jeddah (JED) and Riyadh (RUH) to Madrid (MAD), Barcelona (BCN) and Malaga (AGP), the latter will only be operated seasonally, Spain is positioned as one of the destinations with the largest supply of seats and routes of the company.

Saudia’s flight schedule at El Prat Airport (BCN)

Data obtained by Aviacionline through Cirium indicate that the Saudi flag carrier will offer 2,384 seats per week in eight operations to the Catalan capital, the schedule is as follows:

Jeddah (JED)
  • Flight SV 229 JED 10:20 – BCN 14:50 Tuesday and Saturday.
  • Flight SV 228 BCN 16:10 – JED 22:35 Tuesday and Saturday.
Riyadh (RUH)
  • Flight SV 229 RUH 08:55 – BCN 13:55 Monday and Thursday.
  • Flight SV 229 BCN 15:35 – RUH 22:00 Monday and Friday.

All services are operated on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft with a capacity of 298 seats in two classes (24 Business Class/274 Economy).

According to Aena Statistics indicate that in 2019 between Spain and Saudi Arabia 76,594 passengers and 3,559.95 tons of cargo were mobilized in 599 air operations.

This story was originally published by Rainer Nieves Dolande on Aviacionline in syndication with AirlineGeeks.

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