SaudiGulf Airline is all set to start operations in Pakistan, the new full-service national carrier of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia KSA has announced that the company will expand its operations to four popular destinations of Pakistan including Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, and Sialkot.
According to the report, the airline will run the highest number of flights from eastern Saudi Arabia to Pakistan.
As part of SaudiGulf Airline expansion programme on its international routes, the airline has selected the most frequent and profitable routes to Pakistan. The company made the statement during its participation in Pakistan Travel Mart event in Karachi.
Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of SaudiGulf Airlines Karim Makhlouf said, “We are going to start operations of SaudiGulf Airlines on October 15 this month to 4 major cities of Pakistan including Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, and Sialkot, we will connect these cities with KSA’s Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, and Abha. We are very excited to announce our international route expansion to four Pakistani destinations, he added.
The full-service carrier will operate Airbus A320 planes from/to Pakistan offering two classes including the economy and business class. The airline will commence direct flights from Dammam to Lahore and Islamabad offering four flights per week, moreover, three flights per week will connect Karachi and Sialkot with Dammam.
SaudiGulf airline has King Fahad International Airport Dammam as the hub of its operations.
The basic fare will start from Rs40,000 which will offer free seat selection, hot meals, also a personalized customer service. The airline will be represented by the largest general sales agent in Pakistan the Gerry’s Group.
“The partnership is really important before commencing flight operations, SaudiGulf airlines have decided to partner with Gerry’s group which is reputed general sales agent in order to capture significant market share in Pakistan, said the COO.