- Chidozie Uzoezie
SAUDIA to Launch Scheduled Flights to Republic of Mauritius
SAUDIA, the national carrier airline of Saudi Arabia, will begin scheduled flights between Riyadh and Jeddah and the Republic of Mauritius with effect from September 14 this year.
The three-times-weekly service will be operated with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in a two-class configuration of 24 fully-flat seats in Business Class and 274 seats in Guest Class
Flight SV481 will operate from Riyadh to Mauritius, with a brief one hour stop in Jeddah. The total flying time to Mauritius is 9 hours from Riyadh and 7 hours 20 minutes from Jeddah.
Mauritius is the third new route for the airline this year and 87th destination overall.
The island provides a variety of attractions such as marine and eco-tourism ventures, diving, beaches and much more.
For the first time, the two nations will have regular scheduled flights, proving a seamless link for passengers from Mauritius to visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Land of the Two Holy Mosques.