Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, Maldives – 30th March 2016 – Saudi Arabian Airlines, the flag ship carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia launched its first inaugural flight to Maldives from Riyadh to Ibrahim Nasir International Airport on 30th March 2016 at 0855hrs. Saudi Arabian Airlines will be operating two time times weekly to Maldives with a B777 aircraft
A warm traditional Boduberu with water salute welcomed Saudi Arabian Airlines at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (INIA). Saudi Arabian Airlines Inaugural flight was celebrated with an official function held at Maamehi Lounge at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport.
The function was joined by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Maldives His Excellency Badr Al-Kohail, Ambassador of the Republic of Maldives to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia His Excellency Abdullah Hameed, Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines His Excellency Saleh Aljasser, Chairman of Maldives Civil Aviation Authority Mr. Ibrahim Faizal and Managing Director of Maldives Airports Company Ltd (MACL) Mr. Adil Moosa. Both Saudi Arabian Airlines and MACL staff attended the function along with officials from airport related institutions.
At the function the Managing Director of Maldives Airports Company Ltd Mr. Adil Moosa said its an honor that Saudi Arabian airlines has become a partner and that he is confident that the airline will add value to INIA and to Maldives and thanked Saudi Arabian Airlines for choosing ibrahim Nasir International Airport in their route expansion.
Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines His Excellency Saleh Aljasser said that his airline will open up new horizons and the airline will attract Saudi tourists to Maldives as well as from other Gulf countries. At the function a ceremonial cake was cut by the VIP’s and the function was concluded and an official photo shoot and refreshments.
About Saudi Arabian Airlines
Saudia, legally Saudi Arabian Airline is the flag carrier airline of Saudi Arabia, based in Jeddah. The airline's main operational base is at Jeddah-King Abdul-Aziz International Airport (JED). Other major hubs are Riyadh-King Khalid International Airport (RUH), and Dammam-King Fahd International Airport (DMM).
The airline is the third largest in the Middle East in terms of revenue, behind Emirates and Qatar Airways. It operates domestic and international scheduled flights to over 120 destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Domestic and international charter flights are operated, mostly during the Ramadan and the Hajj season. Saudia, is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization. The airline joined the Sky Team airline alliance on 29 May 2012.
Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) is a 100% government owned limited liability company incorporated under the Companies Act of the Rep of Maldives. MACL is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Privatisation and Corporatisation Board of the Maldives. The Corporate Office of MACL is on the island of Hulhule’, Republic of Maldives
Maldives Airports Company has been massively involved in destination marketing and bringing in new airlines to Maldives in order to ensure its responsibilities to the nation and more specifically to the tourism industry. MACL has big plans for future developments such as the new terminal, new cargo facility and the new fuel farm along with hydrant system and major infrastructure developments at Ibrahim Nasir International.
For further information please contact
Mr. Hassan Areef
Associate General Manager – Corporate Communication,
Maldives Airport Company Ltd
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