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Saudia Airline Announces Commercial Flight To Saudi Megacity Project NEOM

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudia airline has announced that it will launch weekly flights from NEOM Bay Airport To Dubai in late June, and plans a direct route to London.

The airport represents a 'vital artery' for visitors traveling to the planned city, NEOM CEO Nazmi al - Nasr said in a statement.

NEOM is situated in the northwestern corner of the Kingdom, around 1,500 kilometers from Riyadh.

Saudi operates its first - ever flights from capital Riyadh to the NEOM site in January of 2019.

The under - construction megacity currently employs 1,500 people including local and international experts from more than 65 countries.

The project was announced in 2017 by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as part of his Vision 2030 plan to diversify the economy away from oil.

It is part of a raft of developments in the Kingdom including the Red Sea Project, which is due to welcome its first tourists in 2023.



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