Saudia will return to Manchester Airport in December for the primary time in 21 months because it relaunches its direct service to Jeddah.
The primary flight is ready to depart on Wednesday, December 15th from the lately reopened Terminal Two, which has been expanded and modernised as a part of a £1 billion transformation programme.
The service will run thrice per week on the enduring Boeing-787 Dreamliner, with the frequency of flights then topic to evaluation depending on demand.
Saudi Arabian flag service Saudia started working the Manchester–Jeddah route in 2014.
Previous to the Covid-19 pandemic, it had steadily grown to change into one in every of Manchester Airport’s most essential routes to the Center East.
In 2019, greater than 97,000 passengers used the service, which stays the one direct path to Saudi Arabia supplied by a UK airport outdoors of London.
Manchester Airport managing director, Karen Good, mentioned: “The return of Saudia to Manchester Airport is fantastic information and demonstrates the renewed confidence amongst passengers and airways as we start to emerge from the pandemic.
“This can be a route that’s vastly essential to communities throughout the north, given it’s the solely direct service to Saudi Arabia outdoors London.
“It additionally has substantial financial advantages for our area, given the ever-growing commerce and funding partnership between the UK and Saudi Arabia.”