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Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) recently announced that China Southern Airlines has been granted authorization to commence direct regular flights between Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Riyadh. Wego reports that the new service will begin on 16 April of this year, marking a significant step in the authority’s ongoing efforts to achieve its strategic objectives.


The announcement, made on the X platform (previously known as Twitter), outlined that the new service will include four passenger flights and three cargo flights per week. This move is seen as a key development in strengthening air connectivity, expanding transportation networks, and advancing the Vision 2030 objectives of establishing the Kingdom as a global logistics hub. For more details, we invite you to peruse our earlier coverage provided below.

China Eastern Airlines to Offer Shanghai – Riyadh Direct Flights in April


Similarly, other countries are also expanding their air links with the Kingdom. Poland, for instance, has announced plans to launch direct flights to Saudi Arabia. Polish Airlines is expected to initiate its inaugural flights to Riyadh on 4 June, highlighting the growing trend of enhanced air connectivity with the Kingdom.

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