Korean air carriers agree on daily flights to Saudi Arabia

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Korean air carriers agree on daily flights to Saudi Arabia

Korean air carriers will be able to operate daily flights to Saudi Arabia after the two countries agreed to the expansion.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said yesterday Saudi Arabia has accepted its proposal made in April to expand the number of direct flights connecting the two countries from three to seven per week.

Currently, Korean Air Lines, the nation’s top flag carrier, operates three flights per week from Incheon to Jeddah via Riyadh. The route last year was flown by 42,000 passengers.

The ministry said that since Saudi Arabia is the top market for Korean builders and also the largest oil exporter to Korea, the expansion will help business travelers. The ministry said that the operation of the additional flights will be determined by the air carriers.

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