An Inauguration of Gulf Air flight to Alula

On Saturday, February 3rd, AlUla International Airport marked a momentous milestone when Gulf Air launched its inaugural flight to AlUla. The direct service between Manama and AlUla will be operated twice a week on Gulf Air’s A320-Neo aircraft, beginning on February 3rd and ending on April 27th, respectively.

Rami AlMoallim, Vice President of Destination Management and Marketing at the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) said: “We extend a warm welcome to our newest visitors to AlUla, the gateway to a world of history, culture, and adventure. As our destination expands its offerings to international tourists, we are delighted to be included as a key addition to Gulf Air’s seasonal destinations for 2024 and look forward to showcasing the beauty and allure of this ancient destination to more travelers from around the world.”

AlUla International Airport expansion aims to increase annual passenger capacity from 400,000 to six million, providing a luxurious, immersive experience with state-of-the-art facilities.By 2035, Alula aims to attract two million visitors annually, enhancing flight operations and airport infrastructure while avoiding over-tourism, demonstrating a dynamic tourism strategy.

Saudia Airlines has resumed its Paris-to-AlUla flights, with Royal Jordanian launching direct flights from Amman starting 16th February 2024, and direct flights from Dubai, Doha, and other Saudi Arabian cities.