NEOM - the mega project being built on the Red Sea coast, which was unveiled by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman last year - welcomed on Thursday two flights by Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia).
The maiden flights, carrying 130 employees of NEOM who are to hold their first annual meeting, landed in the newly built airport.
NEOM employees were transported on board the two Airbus A320 flights of Saudia.
The airport carries the International Civil Aviation Organization’ symbol (OENN).
Nadhmi al-Nasr, chief executive officer of NEOM explained the reason for the trip: “We wanted our employees to experience the NEOM project, which they have been working on since its establishment last year. There is a big difference between knowing the details of the project in theory and going into it practically and exploring its treasures, beauty and heritage,” according to SPA.
The chief executive officer thanked the Saudi Arabian Airlines for their support, adding that he was looking forward to further cooperation with the kingdom’s national carrier and other local, regional and international airlines in addition to logistic carriers in order to serve NEOM residents and visitors alike in the near future.