Etihad Airways’ inaugural flight to Jeddah’s new terminal, operated by the airline’s state-of-the-art Dreamliner and sporting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia livery, recently touched down.
A special reception was held celebrating Etihad Airways as the first foreign airline to offer services to the new terminal, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by General Consular of UAE, HE Nasir Al Ketbi; director general, King Abdulaziz Airport, Essam Fouad; CEO, Saudi Ground Services, Captain Fahd Cynndy; director general, Terminal 1, Yousef Attiah; and management from Etihad Airways.
“The introduction of the new terminal in Jeddah and the warm welcome we’ve received is a demonstration of our commitment to the Saudi market and is a reflection towards the deep relationship between the UAE and the Kingdom,” chief commercial officer, Etihad Aviation Group, Robin Kamark remarked. “As Etihad Airways and Saudi Arabian Airlines continue to strengthen their partnership, the new terminal will also provide convenient travel options to our customers, boosting the codeshare connectivity on joint services.”
Etihad Airways has now relocated flights to Jeddah from the old terminal of King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) to the new terminal (Terminal 1).