Emirates to add fourth daily service to Riyadh from September 2018
Aug 28, 2018: Emirates will add fourth daily service to Riyadh, the Saudi capital, from September 1 this year. This brings the total number of weekly Emirates Riyadh flights to 28.
This new service will be operated with Boeing 777-300ER in a three class configuration. Emirates flight EK813 will depart Dubai at 1500hrs arriving in Riyadh at 1550hrs. The return flight, EK814 will depart Riyadh at 1750hrs and will arrive in Dubai at 2040hrs.
Adil Al Ghaith, senior vice president Commercial Operations, Gulf, Middle East & Iran said: “Emirates’ expanded schedule to Riyadh will offer more travel options and choice for business travellers and families alike who are looking to visit Dubai. There are strong passenger flows between Riyadh and Dubai so enhancing our services makes business sense, and further underscores Riyadh’s importance within our global network.”
Dubai’s attractiveness as a destination for Saudi travellers continues to be strong and in 2017 more than 1.5 million Saudis visited the city, according to data published by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism). The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the UAE’s largest trading partner in the region, with non-oil trade reaching an estimated AED 880 billion ($24 billion) in 2017, according to UAE Federal Customs Authority data.
As with all Emirates flights, passengers on the Riyadh service will enjoy the extra generous Emirates baggage allowance of up to 35 kilograms in Economy Class, 40 kg in Business Class and 50kg in First Class.
The Dubai headquartered airline has been serving the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since 1989, and also operates to Jeddah, Dammam and Medinah Al Munawarah. Emirates currently serve Saudi Arabia with 84 flights a week, increasing to 91 per week from September 1.