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Saudi Arabia plans second national airline in tourism push

The additional airline would help position the Gulf state as a global logistics hub, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has announced plans for a second national airline as part of his push to diversify Saudi Arabia’s oil-dependent economy and transform the kingdom into a global logistics hub.  

With the addition of a second airline, travelers in Saudi Arabia will be able to reach more than 250 destinations and the country will double its air cargo capacity to more than 4.5 million tons, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday. 

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