Riyadh Air seeks to lead the aviation industry by transforming Saudi Arabia, given its unique strategic location, into a global aviation and trade hub. It is the product of the National Aviation Strategy, which sets out to shape the future of flying by:
- Launching a new national airline, based in Riyadh.
- Introducing new modern standards in the aviation sector
- Supporting the ambition to triple annual travelers to 330 million by 2030
Riyadh Air will serve as a platform to drive this vision - showcasing the very best of the Kingdom to the world.
Riyadh Air is a new national airline established in March 2023. With headquarters in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh Air is the cutting edge of digital aviation. It will adopt the best international sustainability and safety practices to deliver an exceptional travel experience by bringing together the brightest minds from across the aviation industry, Saudi Arabia and the rest of the world to make this vision a reality.
Our history began on September 30, 1945, when King Abdulaziz Al Saud, the first King and founder of Saudi Arabia, flew from the Riyadh province to Taif, establishing the country’s first base of civil aviation.
A new era in the Kingdom’s aviation history begins with Riyadh Air.
Optimizing the Kingdom’s strategic location, Riyadh Air will showcase Saudi’s exciting cultural and natural attractions to tourists around the world and embody the nation’s authentic hospitality.
Riyadh Air will be the gateway for the Kingdom to the world.
Connecting the Kingdom to more than 100 destinations worldwide by 2030
Creating over 200,000 jobs directly and indirectly
Riyadh Air will be headquartered in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. The city boasts a rich history and is home to Diriyah’s At-Turaif, a UNESCO World Heritage site and host to the biggest sports, cultural, and entertainment events.
As part of Saudi Vision 2030, Riyadh is undergoing a radical transformation to further enhance the city’s potential, attractiveness, and vibrancy. The National Tourism strategy seeks to attract 100 million annual visits to Saudi Arabia by 2030 and raise the tourism sector’s contribution to the GDP by more than 10%.