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Three airlines start direct flights to Saudia Arabia’s AlUla

In a significant development for AlUla’s travel landscape, three major airlines Gulf Air, Royal Jordanian, and Saudia have announced new flight options, providing enhanced connectivity and accessibility to the luxury boutique heritage destination.

Unlocking access for travellers seeking a unique blend of history, culture, and adventure, Gulf Air, the national carrier for the Kingdom of Bahrain, is expanding its footprint in Saudi Arabia with twice-weekly direct flights between Bahrain and AlUla. These seasonal flights will continue till March 6 and resume from April 10 to 27.

Royal Jordanian Airlines is set to launch direct flights between Amman to AlUla, with the inaugural flight scheduled for February 16. Operating twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays, this service will be available until December 22.
Saudia has made AlUla even more accessible to Europe, with the re-launch of its seasonal flights from Paris. The first seasonal flight took off on January 28, and the service will continue until April 28. Flights will operate once a week, every Sunday, offering a convenient and direct link between the enchanting city of Paris and the historical wonders of the Saudi destination.

Rami AlMoallim, VP, Destination Management and Marketing at the Royal Commission for AlUla, said, “The introduction of new flight options connecting AlUla to Bahrain, Amman, and Paris comes as we experience a period of exciting growth and witness demand from global travellers wanting to visit this historic location. These new flight routes not only enhance the connectivity but also opening a gateway for travellers worldwide to experience the captivating charm of AlUla. We believe these new routes will play a pivotal role in fostering cultural exchange and contribute to the growth of AlUla’s tourism, inviting more people to embark on a revitalising journey through our extraordinary destination.”

Current direct flight options encompass services from Dubai through flydubai, and from Doha via the Qatar Airways route. Additionally, travellers can access AlUla through direct flights from Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam via Saudia and flynas.

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