Red Sea Global celebrates first flight to new Saudi airport

Red Sea Global celebrates first flight to new Saudi airport

A twice-weekly service from Riyadh to Red Sea International Airport is now operating

Red Sea Global (RSG) has commemorated the first flight to its Red Sea International Airport (RSI), which touched down on the new runway on 21 September 2023. 

Departing from King Khalid International Airport (RUH) in Riyadh each Thursday and Saturday, the Saudia flight, which takes under two hours, marks the start of a new twice-weekly service. 

Flights depart from RUH each Thursday at 10:50, before returning to the capital from RSI at 13:35. A second service departs RUH every Saturday at 12:50, with the return flight to from RSI departing at 15:35.

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Red Sea Global Group CEO John Pagano said: “We promised to make The Red Sea a place where people from all around the world would come to experience the best of Saudi culture, hospitality and nature. 

"Now, with the first flight touching down at Red Sea International Airport, and our first resorts receiving bookings, Saudi Arabia’s position on the global tourism map is all but secured.” 


Positioned within an eight-hour flight from 85% of the world’s population, RSI will welcome international flights from 2024 as additional resorts open their doors.

Upon full completion in 2030, the destination will be home to 50 resorts, offering up to 8,000 hotel rooms and more than 1,000 residential properties across 22 islands and six inland sites. 

The destination will also include luxury marinas, golf courses, entertainment, restaurants and leisure facilities.

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