Weekly flights between UAE and Saudi Arabia increase by 13.3% to 383 during Ramadan


Air travel between the UAE and Saudi Arabia is increasing, especially for Umrah rituals during Ramadan. During the last ten days of Ramadan, demand for flights reaches its peak.

In March, the number of flights between the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia increased by 13.3% compared to February. There were around 383 weekly flights in March, up from around 338 in February.

Flydubai increased its flights to Saudi Arabia by 40%, from 93 weekly flights in February to 130 in March, covering several destinations in the Kingdom.

Etihad Airways also increased its flights by more than 22.2%, from 63 flights in February to 77 in March, covering cities such as Dammam, Jeddah and Riyadh.

Emirates had approximately 67 weekly flights to Saudi Arabia in March, covering cities such as Dammam, Jeddah, Medina and Riyadh. Wizz Air Abu Dhabi operated around 21 weekly flights to Dammam and Medina.

Air Arabia had around 88 weekly flights covering various cities in Saudi Arabia.

During Ramadan and the Umrah season, Etihad Airways carried around 45,000 passengers to Saudi Arabia. Jeddah was the top choice for travelers, with flights achieving a high occupancy rate of more than 95%.

Most of the travelers came from the United Arab Emirates, India, Pakistan and Indonesia. Etihad Airways operates flights to three destinations in Saudi Arabia using different aircraft.

As of March 15, Etihad Airways has permanently increased its services to Jeddah and Riyadh, with a total of 77 weekly flights.

News source: Emirates News Agency


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