DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s national carrier Saudia announced on Friday evening it will resume flights to 33 international destinations, including five Pakistani cities, in November.
The airline resumed international flights to 20 destinations after months of travel disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, when authorities partially lifted the suspension of international flights on Sept. 15.
Saudia said the flights will be available to passengers who are permitted to travel under Saudi Arabia’s coronavirus safety measures. The Pakistani ports it will resume travel to are Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Multan and Peshawar.
تعلن #الخطوط_السعودية للمسافرين المصرّح لهم عن جدول التشغيل التدريجي للرحلات الدولية لـ33 وجهة حتى الآن
SAUDIA announces for permitted travelers the international flights' resumption schedule for 33 destinations so far #SAUDIA pic.twitter.com/1DZ84qSJut
— السعودية | SAUDIA (@Saudi_Airlines) October 23, 2020
Other destinations include major international capitals across Europe, Asia and Africa.
Saudia travelers who are going to the US will only be able to fly to Washington.
The Saudi Interior Ministry said it will end all restrictions on air, land and sea transport next year.
Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Saudia operated flights to more than 85 destinations worldwide.