Originally Posted By ABCNEWS


Saudi Arabia’s AlUla airport welcomes first direct flight from Jordan

  • Royal Jordanian Airlines launches twice-weekly flights from Amman
  • Saudi city has set goal to attract 2 million visitors a year by 2035

RIYADH: AlUla International Airport received its first Royal Jordanian Airlines flight on Saturday, with the opening of a new direct route from Amman.

“Unlocking AlUla: Your journey begins!” the national carrier said on X. “We are expanding our route network by adding AlUla as the fifth destination in Saudi Arabia with two weekly flights.”

The launch of the new route from Queen Alia International Airport reflects the growing interest in AlUla, which boasts a rich heritage, diverse nature and hosts various events throughout the year.



The flights will enable people to better explore the ancient historical connection between the two regions.

Saudi Arabian Airlines recently expanded its routes to connect AlUla to Europe, with direct flights from Paris which took off on Jan. 28. Gulf Air will also operate two flights per week between Manama and AlUla until March 6, and from April 10 to April 27.

Direct flights to AlUla are also available from Dubai, Doha, Cairo and various cities within the Kingdom.

AlUla has set a goal to welcome 2 million visitors a year by 2035.