Saudi Arabian Airlines will operate its first flight to the Chinese city of Guangzhou on March 26. It intends to operate three flights weekly using a Boeing B-777 aircraft, which has (24) seats for the First Class, (38) seats for the Business Class and (170) seats for the Guest Class. The flights to Guangzhou will be available on Jeddah-Riyadh-Guangzhou route on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays while the return flights on Guangzhou-Riyadh-Jeddah route will be on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
It is worth mentioning that Guangzhou is Saudi Arabian Airlines’ first station in China for passenger flights. However, it has been operating cargo flights to the country with four flights weekly to Shanghai. There are plans to increase the number of cargo flights considering the growing traffic of goods between the two economic giants.
Saudi Arabian Airlines currently operates flights to (26) domestic and (54) international destinations in addition to the extra flights it operate from other stations during the Haj season, bringing the total to more than (100) destinations worldwide. It has restructured its flight network in order to make maximum utilization of its modern fleet of aircraft, which has been recently beefed up by (40) Airbus planes from the newly purchased (88) Airbus and Boeing aircraft.