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Sep 29, 2016
Now officially announced:

HRH Crown Prince Announces “Riyadh Air” New National Carrier to Further Expand Saudi Aviation Ecosystem Locally and Globally​

Riyadh, KSA - 12 March 2023​

  • Riyadh will be the company’s operational hub, and will connect the Saudi capital to over 100 destinations globally
  • The new carrier will acquire modern aircraft equipped with the latest technology, and will adopt world class sustainability and safety practices
  • Riyadh Air will usher in a new era for the travel and aviation industry globally and will provide tourists from around the world the opportunity to visit Saudi Arabia’s cultural and natural attractions
  • The establishment of the airline is aligned with PIF’s mandate to further enable the aviation ecosystem in Saudi Arabia
Other bits:

- Tony Douglas will be CEO (ex Etihad CEO)
- Aims to serve 100 destinations by 2030
- Expected to add $20bn to GDP with 200,000 direct/indirect jobs





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