Saudi’s Neom slated to launch by Q1-2025

Just as Saudi Arabia has launched its newest airline Riyadh Air, the country has now announced that its third state-owed carrier, Neom, will launch operations by the first quarter of 2025.

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Chief executive Klaus Goersch said: "The final route development plan is in the making, but naturally key regional and global gateways are top candidates. We cooperate closely with all Neom stakeholders and projects to align our 'go to market' strategy. After all, we are the enabler for the destination, so alignment across the Neom projects is absolutely key.”

Goersch said the new airline, designed from scratch, will offer more than just flights and will work to create a comprehensive travel experience.

Goersch said: "Each airline has a clear strategy, being a global network carrier [Riyadh Air], focusing on religious traffic [Saudia], or being an airline dedicated to a destination. Our focus is on serving the destination from global international markets. This means the three airlines complement each other as partners for the joint ambitions of the kingdom.”