Saudia operates two flights, takes NEOM staff to project site

Saudi Arabian Airlines operated on Thursday its first charter flights to NEOM Airport in Sharma transporting 130 NEOM Project staffers. — SPA

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — The Saudi Arabian Airlines operated on Thursday its first charter flights to NEOM Airport in Sharma on the Red Sea Coast in the northern Tabuk Region. The plane transported 130 NEOM Project staffers in their first official visit to hold their first annual meeting on the project site.

This was part of the bid to bolster bonds among the staffers as well as to strengthen the belongingness between the employees and the region, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Saudia operated two Airbus A320 aircraft to the NEOM Airport, which carries the symbol of an airport of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Nadhmi Al-Nasr, CEO of the NEOM Project, said that the trip to the project site aimed at enabling the staffers to experience the outcome of their efforts to make the ambitious project successful since its launching last year.

“There is a big difference between knowing the details of the project in theory and going into it practically and exploring its treasures, beauty and heritage,” he said.

Al-Nasr thanked Saudia for this trip and looked forward to further cooperation with it and other local, regional and international transport and logistics companies to serve the residents of NEOM and its visitors in the near future.

Commenting on the trip, Saleh Al-Jasser, director general of Saudia, said: “We are delighted to offer this unique opportunity to the staff of NEOM to visit the site and learn about its rich cultural, archaeological and environmental features.”

“We have great faith in this ambitious project, and hope that this trip would mark the beginning of a long and prosperous partnership with NEOM, with its great opportunities to support the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 as well as to write a new history for the region’s future and economy,” he added.