Arab News, Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 | Jumada Al Awwal 6, 1440
Air France suspends flights to Riyadh
Air France is stopping
all flights to Riyadh from next month, according to a statement from the
The French airline will no longer operate flights
from Paris to Riyadh after Feb. 1 because of “economic performance,” it said.
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
“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.”