Saudi Arabia, China Boost Air Connectivity Through Airline Partnership

The Saudi Air Connectivity Program (ACP) and China Eastern Airlines have entered a strategic partnership to launch a new air route connecting the two countries in an effort to enhance air connectivity between the two countries, SPA said on Monday.

Commencing on April 8th, 2024, China Eastern Airlines will introduce three weekly flights directly linking Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) and Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport (RUH). The new route is set to operate with an A330-200 aircraft, offering an annual capacity of 35,880 inbound seats.

This collaboration comes as a response to the growing interest and demand for travel between the two nations. It also aligns with Saudi Arabia’s efforts to deepen bilateral ties with China, achieving a connection that promotes cultural understanding and opens up new opportunities for growth.

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