The route will be served by a twice-weekly service between the cities
Wizz Air has inaugurated its first flight from Rome Fiumicino in Italy to King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The new route will strengthen Wizz Air’s presence in Saudi Arabia and boost the Kingdom’s growing tourism sector in line with the Vision 2030.
Flights between the two cities will operate on Tuesday and Sunday. Flights will depart Rome at 11:35 and land in Riyadh at 19:00 before departing Riyadh at 19:35 and arriving back in Rome at 23:45.
Commenting on the announcement, Wizz Air Network Officer Evelin Jeckel said: “It is a huge pleasure to finally inaugurate this new route between Rome and Riyadh. The new low-fare route will enable tourists and residents in Italy and Saudi Arabia to travel directly from one point to another at affordable prices, further strengthening global connectivity. It will directly connect the two capitals renowned for their historical and cultural heritage."
Saudi Tourism Authority CEO Fahd Hamidaddin added: “We are very excited to witness the expansion of the flights between Saudi and Italy, as it’s helping us create an exciting new destination for the Italian traveller, to explore and experience the authentic home of Arabia.”
Wizz Air’s growing presence is in line with its Vision 2030 programme, a strategic and ambitious goal to triple passenger traffic in Saudi Arabia by 2030.
The airline has also announced two new routes that will connect the Italian capital to Saudi Arabia via Dammam and Jeddah airports.
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