flydubai recently launched its inaugural flight to Nejran marking the start of a direct link from the region.
The inaugural flight was greeted by a traditional water cannon salute. Receiving the aircraft were senior officials from the Nejran Governor’s office, General Authority for Tourism and Antiquities, Nejran’s Immigration department, Saudi Arabia General Authority of Civil Aviation, and the Nejran Chamber of Commerce.
Subsequetly, the flydubai delegation included Hamad Obaidalla, flydubai’s chief commercial officer, Sudhir Sreedharan, senior vice president commercial for GCC, Subcontinent and Africa, and Alex Mackenzie, senior vice president of airport services.
Mohamed Al Qahtani, director of Nejran Airport said: “The Saudi Authorities efforts towards developing domestic airports in the Kingdom have resulted in modern facilities such as Nejran Airport. These direct flights will not only enhance trade and tourism flows between the two cities, but enable the people of Nejran to travel anywhere in the world via Dubai.”
The airline will operate four times a week between Dubai and Nejran on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Flight FZ817 departs Dubai International, Terminal 2 at 1525hrs, landing in Nejran Airport at 1730hrs local time. Flight FZ818 departs Nejran Airport at 1840hrs, arriving to Dubai International, Terminal 2 at 2230hrs local time.