Red Sea Global’s Red Sea International airport receives its first flight

Saudia commences twice-weekly flight to world’s most ambitious tourism destination
2023-09-22
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Red Sea Global’s Red Sea International airport receives its first flight

The inaugural flight, operated by Saudia, departed from King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh to arrive at RSI airport

Red Sea Global, a world-leading tourism destination currently under development in Saudi Arabia, has received the first flight at its Red Sea International Airport.
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Red Sea Global (RSG), the developer of the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism destinations, the Red Sea and Amaala, reached another landmark on its journey towards completion of the destinations with the arrival of the first flight to its Red Sea International Airport (RSI), which touched down on the new runway on September 21.

According to a press statement, the inaugural flight, operated by Saudi Arabian flag carrier Saudia, departed from King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh to arrive at RSI airport.

The statement adds that the flight, will be operated twice a week, each Thursday and Saturday, and will take under two hours to reach RSI. It will depart from Riyadh at 10:50 each Thursday and will leave Red Sea International for Riyadh at 13:35. It adds that a second service will depart Riyadh every Saturday at 12.50, with the return flight for Riyadh departing at 15:35.

John Pagano

John Pagano

Red Sea Global says that the new flight route is a milestone moment in the lead up to welcoming guests to the new destinations.

“We promised to make the Red Sea a place where people from all around the world would come to experience the best of Saudi culture, hospitality, and nature. Now, with the first flight touching down at Red Sea International Airport, and our first resorts receiving bookings, Saudi Arabia’s position on the global tourism map is all but secured,” says John Pagano, Group CEO of Red Sea Global.

The statement adds that positioned within an eight-hour flight from 85 pc of the world’s population, RSI will grow to welcome international flights from next year as additional phase one resorts open their doors.

RSI brand revealed

The statement adds that on the same day as it welcomed its first flight, RSG also revealed the new brand for RSI, which incapsulates the quality and creativity guests can expect from the sun, sea and sand destination. It adds that visitors can expect to see the brand expressed across multiple touchpoints, from the airport terminal and staff uniforms to the electric mobility vehicles that will transport passengers from air to land side.

“RSI is the gateway to the Red Sea destination. It is the first impression visitors have, and their parting memory when they leave. The brand echoes the qualities of the five-star hospitality guests will enjoy across the destination,” Pagano adds.

The brand icon is a representation of the Red Sea International Airport’s unique architecture. The iconic shape is inspired by the bird’s eye view of the airport’s exterior. It has been created to express the creativity, novelty and sophistication of the brand in a way that is contemporary and distinct.

The Red Sea will offer extraordinary guest experiences, positioning Saudi Arabia on the world stage as a must-visit luxury destination offering a colorful culture, a strong economy and a full year calendar of events that caters to all, says the developer.

The first phase of project includes the opening of three hotels including Six Senses Southern Dunes, shortly followed by St Regis Red Sea Resort and Nujuma Ritz-Carlton Reserve on the Ummahat Islands.

Upon full completion in 2030, the destination will comprise 50 resorts, offering up to 8,000 hotel rooms and more than 1,000 residential properties across 22 islands and six inland sites.

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