LONDON: Air France is stopping all flights to Riyadh from next
month, according to a statement from the carrier.
The French airline will no longer operate flights from Paris to
Riyadh after Feb. 1 because of “economic performance,” it
However, partner airline Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) will
continue flights between the French and Saudi capitals and will
honor Air France tickets booked before the announcement.
A statement from the French airline said, “Air France has
decided to suspend its direct flights to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as of
Feb. 1, 2019 and continues the cooperation with Saudi Arabian
Airlines on the Riyadh-Paris route.
“Due to the economic performance and in view of the
cooperation with Saudi Arabian Airlines on this route, the Air
France-operated flights will be suspended. The last flight will
take off from Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) on Jan. 31, 2019 and
will return from Riyadh King Khalid International Airport (RUH) on
Feb. 1, 2019.
“Passengers with a ticket for a flight from Paris to Riyadh or
vice-versa after Feb. 1, 2019 will be rebooked on flights of Saudi
Arabian Airlines or financially compensated.”
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Source: FS – All-News-Economy
Air France suspends flights to Riyadh