Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA), the national carrier of Saudi Arabia, began operating nonstop flights between the airline’s hub in Jeddah and the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad on Monday.
The route will commence as a daily service until November 15, with double-daily frequency thereafter.
A single-class Airbus A330 will be deployed on the route, featuring 300 Guest Class (Economy) seats.
Linking the port city of Jeddah and Baghdad will provide a new air bridge and flexible connectivity for new business ties and growing economic development between the two nations.
The convenient schedule times departing at 12:35hrs from Jeddah, arriving into Baghdad at 15:00 hrs.
The second daily flight commencing November 16, will have a departure time from Jeddah at 03:50 hrs arriving at 06:15 hrs.
The total flying time between Jeddah and Baghdad is 2 hours 25 minutes (2 hours 50 minutes from Baghdad to Jeddah).
The route resumes after a 27 year interruption dating to 1990.