Saudi Arabian Airlines marks 50 years of flying to Dubai
The carrier’s first trip took off 50 years ago in March 1963 from Dhahran
Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saudia, will celebrate the golden jubilee of its first flight to Dubai this Wednesday.
The carrier’s first trip took off 50 years ago in March 1963 from Dhahran, located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The plane took off with just 48 passengers.
Now, the number of passengers carried by Saudia to Dubai has risen to more than 500,000 on a yearly basis, a press release for the carrier stated.
Saudia launches some 74 flights to Dubai every week. The trips are operated from major cities in Saudi Arabia, including Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Madinah.
The carrier will mark the occasion with a ceremony on Wednesday at a hotel in Dubai.
It will feature the screening of a documentary film on the airline’s history and its achievements. In addition, there will be an exhibition highlighting Saudia’s development and the history of its Dubai service over the past 50 years.