Delta and Riyadh Air seal MoU to expand connectivity

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Delta signs MoU with Riyadh Air
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Delta Air Lines, the world’s leading premium airline, and Riyadh Air, Saudi Arabia’s innovative new full-service global carrier, have signed a Strategic Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to introduce a broad range of benefits for customers traveling between North America, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and destinations beyond.

The agreement serves as the foundation for a strategic partnership that will enable both airlines to strengthen connectivity, expand their networks, and drive future growth.

The partnership will open new destinations in Saudi Arabia and beyond for Delta customers, including future nonstop service on Delta between the US and King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh.

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Tony Douglas
CEO – Riyadh Air

“We look forward to enjoying a very warm and productive relationship with Delta Air Lines, one of the largest and most successful airlines in the world. Riyadh Air and Delta Air Lines share common goals and pursue the highest standards in many areas including guest experience, loyalty, and sustainability, built upon great networks and strong connectivity.”

Furthermore, it will provide leisure travelers with a new region of the world to explore while creating new opportunities for business travelers to Riyadh, a G20 capital city, plus destinations beyond. And, it will offer Delta’s leading North American network for Riyadh Air customers, offering convenient access to hundreds of destinations in the US and beyond with Delta’s famous reliability and elevated service.

Delta CEO Ed Bastian said that, “This partnership with Riyadh Air will further Delta’s mission of connecting the world and open an array of new choices, benefits, and destinations for our customers traveling to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

“Most importantly, Riyadh Air shares Delta’s commitment to providing an elevated customer experience, which is why we’re looking forward to building and expanding this partnership in the months and years ahead. We appreciate the opportunity to work with the Riyadh Air team and the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia as they transform the transportation economy in the Kingdom,” Bastian added.

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