First direct flight from Cairo to AlUla inaugurated

First direct flight from Cairo to AlUla inaugurated

The Royal Commission for AlUla and flynas airline have launched the first direct flights between Cairo International Airport and AlUla International Airport. The commission aims to enhance AlUla’s links with international and local destinations, as well as strengthen it as a global logistics station in the northwest of Saudi Arabia.

Since August 2019, AlUla International Airport has witnessed a number of development projects to keep pace with the expected growth of air traffic in the region in line with the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. Development work included increasing the airport’s capacity of 100,000 passengers to 400,000 passengers annually.

Philip Jones, head of RCU marketing and destination, said: “Today we celebrate the launch of a direct flight line between two cities that share the cultural and historical importance of each. “We will continue to build a vibrant and sustainable system for the tourism infrastructure in AlUla, while increasing the flight capacity of several local and international airports to provide more experiences for visitors amid the cultural natural environment.”

Flynas will operate round-trip flights between AlUla International Airport and Cairo International Airport on Saturdays and Thursdays each week.