From next June 2022, NEOM Bay Airport (NUM) will offer weekly services to international destinations, marking the start of commercial operations.
The sustainable regional development organization NEOM and Saudia, the country's flag carrier, have formed a strategic partnership to begin weekly flights.
From NEOM, Saudia will operate direct flights to select regional and international destinations. Air Arabia plans to begin weekly flights to Dubai International Airport by the end of June 2022, with plans to expand to London shortly thereafter. To showcase the NEOM brand to the world, aircraft traveling to the selected destinations will be liveried with a NEOM-Saudia livery.
As SAUDIA's Director General Ibrahim Al-Omar noted: "This partnership supports Saudi Vision 2030 by increasing passenger traffic domestically and regionally, as well as expanding our connections to global cities.
As NEOM continues to develop, the demand for travel there only grows, making it a natural addition to our list of destinations."
NEOM's Chief Executive Officer, Nadhmi Al-Nasr, said: "NEOM Bay Airport is a key enabler of NEOM's development, enabling efficient access to NEOM for residents and business partners, and improving the ease with which NEOM can connect with people throughout the world."
This is an exciting step in NEOM's journey to provide the best air connectivity and a sign of our rapid growth."
By increasing direct connectivity to NEOM, we are promoting the further development of the ambitious giga-project, which is being developed by an impressive team of local, regional, and international experts. The company currently has over 1,500 full-time employees representing over 65 nationalities, along with numerous business partners throughout the world.
40% of the world is accessible in four hours from NEOM, which sits at the crossroads of three continents. With NEOM's mobility strategy, air travel will continue to evolve in the coming years, supporting its vision to shape the future of air mobility through seamless and customer-centric connectivity, grounded in cutting-edge technology.