NEOM and Saudia offer regular international service from NEOM Bay Airport

NEOM, the sustainable regional development in northwest Saudi Arabia, and Saudia have created a strategic partnership to begin offering weekly service to international destinations from NEOM Bay Airport (NUM).

Saudia will operate direct flights to select regional and international destinations. SAUDIA will begin with weekly flights to Dubai International Airport by the end of June 2022, with plans to expand to London soon thereafter. Aircraft traveling to the selected destinations will have a joint NEOM-SAUDIA livery, showcasing the NEOM brand to the world.

Ibrahim Al-Omar, director general of Saudia, said: “This partnership is in line with SAUDIA’s ambition to support Saudi Vision 2030 by increasing passenger traffic domestically and regionally, as well as expanding our connections to global cities. As NEOM continues to progress, demand for travel to there is only increasing, making it a natural addition to our list of destinations.”

Nadhmi Al-Nasr, chief executive officer of NEOM, said: "NEOM Bay Airport is a key enabler of NEOM’s development, facilitating efficient access to NEOM for residents and business partners, and drastically improving the ease with which NEOM can connect with people from all over the world. This is an exciting step in our journey to provide the best possible air connectivity to NEOM and a signal of our rapid growth.”