With the founding of the second national airline, Riyadh Air, Saudi Arabia is demonstrating its aspirations for immense development in airspace traffic and tourism. The country has announced a third national airline for the end of 2024: "Neom Airlines" is to transport people from all over the world to the future metropolis and current planned city of Neom.
Saudi Arabia sets the goals in terms of air travel clearly and precisely: the country should carry 2030 million passengers a year by 330 and the three airlines should be able to offer 250 global destinations. Currently, Saudi airlines can fly to 99 destinations.
The new airline Neom Airline, which is scheduled to announce market entry between the end of 2024 and the beginning of 2025, will be launched under the boss Klaus Goersch. In the future, the airline will aim to transport people from all over the world to the future Saudi metropolis of Neom. Neom is a Saudi planned city initiated by Mohammed bin Salman. A first region of the city should be visible in early 2024, the Neom Airlines base at Neom Bay Airport has been in place since 2019. However, information about the fleet of this new airline has not yet been announced.
With the foundation of a third airline, the tasks of the possible airlines are also diversified. While Saudia specializes in flights to Mecca and Medina and the Red Sea, Riyadh Air is scheduled to offer flights to 100 destinations around the world. The third airline, Neom Airlines, on the other hand, aims to bring people from all over the world to the planned city and future metropolis of Neom.