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Red Sea International Airport to welcome first international flight from Dubai in April

The twice-weekly service, operated by flydubai, commences from DXB to RSI on 18 April.

Red Sea International Airport to welcome first international flight from Dubai in April
[Source photo: Red Sea Global | Krishna Prasad/Fast Company Middle East]

Red Sea Global (RSG), the developer behind regenerative tourism destinations like The Red Sea and AMAALA, has unveiled its inaugural international flight to the Red Sea International Airport (RSI).

Operated by flydubai, the flight will originate from Dubai International (DXB) and is scheduled to land on Thursday, April 18th. This marks the commencement of a new flight schedule, offering a twice-weekly route to The Red Sea destination.

Since September 2023, Saudia has been operating domestic flights to RSI. With the introduction of flydubai, the airport will now welcome eight flights per week. Presently, two luxury resorts are operational at the destination: Six Senses Southern Dunes, The Red Sea, and St. Regis Red Sea Resort. Three additional resorts, namely Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Shebara, and Desert Rock are slated to open this year.

“Situated within three hours flying time of 250 million people, RSI will serve one million guests a year at full capacity. Our inaugural flight just six months ago was the start of our journey towards reaching that goal, and this first international flight is a further step in making Saudi Arabia one of the top tourism destinations globally. We are looking forward to truly opening up to the world and welcoming visitors from the UAE, wider Middle East region and beyond,” said John Pagano, Group CEO at Red Sea Global. 

Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations (UAE, GCC, Subcontinent and Africa) at flydubai, said, “flydubai becomes the first carrier to operate to Red Sea International from the UAE, offering passengers direct access to Saudi Arabia’s resorts at The Red Sea destination. This underscores our commitment to opening up underserved markets and further connecting the regions we operate to via Dubai’s aviation hub.”

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