JEDDAH: Saudi Airlines has announced that it will provide free tourist visas to those who purchase airline tickets, a spokesman said, adding that the said service would be launched very soon.
A foreign news agency According to the report Abdullah Al Shahrani, the spokesman of Saudi Airlines, has said that the number of international flights will be increased by 40% during the current year 2023 and half a million seats will be added for domestic flights.
While talking to the media, he said that 10 new aircraft will be added to the fleet during this year 2023 to maintain the pace of development and their number will gradually increase, he said that 7 out of 10 aircraft are Airbus 321new There are three Boeing planes.
According to the spokesman, the plan is to increase the ratio of international flights to 40 percent during this year, besides increasing the number of seats for domestic flights by half a million.
He said that in the coming days, Saudi Airlines is going to start a new service very soon, in which a tourist visa will be issued without any fee along with the purchase of the ticket.
Abdullah Al Shahrani said that this visa allows you to spend 96 hours (four days) in Saudi Arabia. Travelers can travel to different cities of the country and perform Umrah during this time.
Allows passengers on Saudi Airlines flights to be issued tourist visas upon purchase of tickets in line with Saudi Vision 2030 to attract the highest number of tourists.
He explained that the issuance of the said visa will facilitate Saudi Arabia visitors to visit, participate in events, meetings and parties and perform Umrah.
In this regard, Saudi Airlines has worked with several departments such as Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Hajj and Umrah’s guest service program.