Saudi Arabian Airlines has started the second phase of its domestic operation from the new King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) Jeddah with a takeoff flight to the southern city of Jazan.
The Airline has transferred all flight services between the new airport and 14 other domestic airports in the Kingdom.
The second phase of the transfer of Saudia flights from the new airport to many other domestic destinations will be completed in cooperation with the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) and the airport administration with a stipulated time period of two weeks.
The transfer process was smooth in accordance with a strategic plan so as not to affect the operation of other flights at the current airport.
The new airport had the soft opening on 29 May 2018 with the landing of a domestic flight from Al-Qurayyat.
Located 19 km north of the Jeddah city, the airport is regarded as a world-class iconic and high-tech gateway to the Two Holy Mosques.
The airport, one of the largest aviation hubs in the world, will be a smart, environment-friendly, unique landmark of the Arab and Islamic architecture with a capacity to handle 30 million passengers per annum.