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Riyadh Joins Singapore Airlines Network From Sunday


Singapore Airlines will launch its inaugural flight to Riyadh on Sunday, 14 December 2008. SQ454 will depart Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2 at 1250hrs and is expected to arrive at Riyadh King Khalid International Airport Terminal 1 at 1820hrs (all times local).

To celebrate this special occasion, customers will be treated to refreshments and a special gift to commemorate the event at the gate-hold room before boarding.

The return leg of the trip – SQ453 – will depart from Riyadh at 2015hrs, and arrive in Singapore at 1105hrs the next day. Both legs of the flight will operate via Dubai, UAE.

The capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh boasts both modern skyscrapers, such as Kingdom Centre, and historical monuments, such as the walled city of Dir’aiyah and Musmak Fortress. Dir’aiyah is the kingdom’s first capital and now a Saudi archaeological site, while Musmak Fortress is the city’s most significant historical monument dating back to 1865.

Singapore Airlines Executive Vice-President Marketing and the Regions, Huang Cheng Eng, believes the addition of Riyadh, a city of much importance in the region, will strengthen Singapore Airlines’ presence in Saudi Arabia.

“We are delighted to welcome Riyadh as the latest destination in our global network, and we look forward to extending our welcome to customers on this new service. The warm relationship between Singapore and Saudi Arabia has grown over the years, and we believe the introduction of Singapore Airlines’ new service between the two cities will help foster even closer bilateral trade links.”

Customers on this new service can look forward to a variety of delightful dining choices. Customers traveling in First Class can try the Mutton in coriander gravy, a specially created dish by world-renowned chef Sanjeev Kapoor, a member of Singapore Airlines’ International Culinary Panel. Customers in all classes may also choose dishes from Singapore Airlines’ Popular Local Fare programme, including the famous Singapore chicken rice, among others.

Riyadh is the second city in Saudi Arabia to which Singapore Airlines operates, after Jeddah. The Airline will maintain its current three-times-weekly services to Jeddah, via Abu Dhabi.

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