Emirates and Etihad Airways relaunch flights to Saudi Arabia
UAE-based airlines, Emirates and Etihad Airways, have announced flight resumptions as the kingdom relaxed its travel regulations, removing the UAE from its red list.
In a statement, Etihad Airways confirmed that passenger flights would recommence between Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia on 11 September 2021, with services connecting the UAE capital with Dammam, Jeddah and Riyadh. It said: “Passengers permitted entry into Saudi Arabia include nationals of Saudi Arabia, first-degree family members and domestic workers, as well as KSA resident visa holders and UAE nationals, subject to some conditions.”
Emirates will also begin operating 24 weekly flights to Saudi Arabia, including daily flights to Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and three weekly flights to Medina.
Flights to Riyadh will increase to twice daily from 16 September 2021, and plans are also underway to boost flight frequency between other cities by the end of September.
Passengers arriving in Abu Dhabi from Saudi Arabia can enjoy quarantine-free travel as the kingdom is on Abu Dhabi’s green list.