Saudia resumes Malaga service

The Saudi flag-carrier is adding back its second route to Spain.

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has added the Spanish city of Malaga to its network for a resumed seasonal service.

The route will commence on July 16 and operate 4X-weekly from both Riyadh (RUH) and Jeddah (JED) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It will utilize Saudia’s 787-9 Dreamliner equipment, configured with 24 seats in business class.

Saudia already operates a 4X-weekly year-round route to the Spanish capital Madrid (MAD), also from RUH and JED.

The flag-carrier previously operated services to Malaga in 2018 and 2019. In the current IATA summer season, Saudia also offers European services to Amsterdam (AMS), Athens (ATH), Frankfurt (FRA), Geneva (GVA), Istanbul (IST), London (LHR), Milan (MXP), Paris (CDG), Rome (FCO) and Vienna (VIE).

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Saudi LCC FLYNAS also offers a number of connections to Europe, including Salzburg (SZG) and Sarajevo (SJJ).

In 2019, 4.2 million passengers flew between Saudi Arabia and Spain, paying an average fare of $433, data from Sabre Market Intelligence shows.

Top 10 markets between Saudi Arabia and Europe (Summer 2021)

Dep Airport Name

Arr Airport Name

Dep Airport Code

Arr Airport Code

Carrier Name

Seats (Total)

Riyadh King Khalid Intl

London Heathrow Apt

RUH

LHR

Saudi Arabian Airlines

58491

Riyadh King Khalid Intl

Istanbul Airport

RUH

IST

Saudi Arabian Airlines

53560

Jeddah

Istanbul Airport

JED

IST

Saudi Arabian Airlines

53166

Jeddah

Istanbul Airport

JED

IST

Turkish Airlines

39384

Jeddah

London Heathrow Apt

JED

LHR

Saudi Arabian Airlines

39102

Riyadh King Khalid Intl

Frankfurt International Apt

RUH

FRA

Deutsche Lufthansa AG

34425

Riyadh King Khalid Intl

Paris Charles de Gaulle Apt

RUH

CDG

Saudi Arabian Airlines

28004

Riyadh King Khalid Intl

Istanbul Airport

RUH

IST

Turkish Airlines

24111

Dammam

Amsterdam

DMM

AMS

KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines

22312

Riyadh King Khalid Intl

Amsterdam

RUH

AMS

Saudi Arabian Airlines

21544 

All data provided by OAG Schedules Analyser

Photo credit: Rob Finlayson