Saudia begins inaugural flights to Toronto
Saudi Arabia’s national carrier Saudia has started its new flights to Toronto. The customers who booked plane tickets took off on inaugural flight to Toronto on October 28, 2013. The new service to the Canadian city started after the plan was formally approved by HH Prince Fahd bin Abdullah, President of the General Authority of Civil Aviation and Chairman of Saudia’s Board of Directors. The airline has also received approval for starting flights to Los Angeles.
Eng. Khaled Al-Molhem, Director General of Saudia, said that the flights to Toronto will formally begin operations in the third quarter of 2013, while the flights to Los Angeles would begin in the second quarter of 2014. Currently, Saudia is operating flights to New York and Washington.
Molhem said that the four out of 20 Boeing 777-300ER aircrafts ordered by Saudia would be received by the end of 2013. The aircrafts that will be received would be deployed on Los Angeles routes. He said that Saudi scholarship students in Canada and the United States as well as other passengers would greatly benefit with the launch of the two new routes.