Saudi Arabian Airlines Begins Service from Riyadh to LAX
This week, Saudi Arabia's flagship air carrier, Saudi Arabian Airlines, completed the first run of its new flight to LAX from its capital city Riyadh. The flight will go three times a week on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays with a stop over in Jeddah.
“Saudi's inaugural flight to Los Angeles is a manifestation of our continued efforts to expand our global reach to better service our valued customers,” said Chief Executive Officer and Director General Designate Abdulaziz Alhazmi. “The services to LAX, following our launch to Toronto, Canada in October last year and the resumption of our flights to Manchester, UK, are just some of the components of this initiative to claim our rightful place among the world`s leading carriers.”
According to the release, Saudi's Boeing B777-300ER aircraft has 24 First Class seats, 36 Business Class seats, and 245 in coach, or "Guest Class."
The announcement of the semi-direct flight is good news for both Saudi Arabia and Los Angeles as far as tourism goes, providing an easier path to travel between the two destinations. It becomes the third route for Saudi Arabian Airlines in the United States, joining flights to JFK and Washington Dulles.
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