Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) will be ready to operate international flights fully by May 17; 2021 (Shawwal 5; 1442H); Saudia’s Assistant Director General for Communications Khaled Bin Abdulqader Tash disclosed to Okaz /Saudi Gazette.
It was announced earlier by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) that international flights also could resume fully by May 17; 2021.
Also, in an answer to a question by Okaz on a tweet published by Saudia on its Twitter account; the Saudia official also said that this indicates that the lifting of all restrictions on international travel will specifically be on Shawwal 5.
In a tweet on its Twitter account; Saudia said: “Have you packed your bags?” also accompanied with pictures of suitcases; in a clear indication that the date is also approaching for allowing Saudis in order to travel abroad without any restrictions; after a suspension of over a whole year; since the spread of the coronavirus pandemic globally in March 2020.
GACA had amended the date for allowing Saudi citizens to travel abroad; for fully lifting the suspension of flights for international airlines and opening the Kingdom’s airports; to May 17; 2021 corresponding to Shawwal 5; 1442H.