SaudiGulf Airlines is launching double-daily flights between Riyadh and Dubai from March 1. The carrier is operating a two-class A320 between the two cities, offering 16 seats in ‘BusinessFirst’ class (pictured) and 120 seats in economy. Passengers can access wi-fi on board and chauffeur drive services.
Online BusinessFirst return saver fares (DXB-RUH) are priced Dhs3,825 ($1,041) and return economy fares cost Dhs1,035 ($282) in early March.
Based in Saudi Arabia’s eastern city of Dammam, SaudiGulf launched in late 2016 and operates a domestic-only network with a fleet of Airbus A320 single-aisle aircraft.
SaudiGulf and Egypt-based Nesma Airlines obtained domestic operating licenses last year from the Saudi regulator, competing against state-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) and flynas, partly owned by Saudi billionaire Prince al-Waleed bin Talal’s investment vehicle.