Saudia Launches Direct Flight to Makassar
Tuesday, 14 December 2016 16:14 WIB
As a part of Saudi Arabian Airlines efforts to provide top-notch service to pilgrims coming from all over the world, Saudia launched 4-weekly direct flights between Madinah and Makassar in Indonesia (the flights will be operated on Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday).
Khalid H. Al-Bilwi, Executive Vice President for Commercial Affairs in Saudi Arabian Airlines, declared that Makassar is the fourth stations in Indeonesia, as Saudi flights already operated to Jakarta, Surabaya, and Medan. Furthermore, Saudia handled 452.685 Indonesian guests during 2015. Moreover, Saudia not only increased its flights to Surabaya to six-weekly scheduled flights starting from the current December, but also launched its freight service to Surabaya and Medan.
Al-Bilwi affirmed that Saudia is paying a great attention to the organization of pilgrimage season by establishing an independent sector for Pilgrimage and Umrah which is in charge of providing all the necessary requirements for the fleet and the crew during pilgrimage season, establishing effective coordination with the relevant parts to organize Umrah and pilgrimage flights, coordinating with GACA and both King Abdulaziz International Airport and Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport to establish a joint working mechanism to ensure smooth transition and avoid accumulation.
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