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Jun 6, 2024

Riyadh Air, Singapore Airlines join hands

Sharon Petersen

Riyadh Air and Singapore Airlines (SIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a new partnership between the two airlines.

The agreement was signed by Riyadh Air CEO Mr. Tony Douglas and Singapore Airlines CEO Mr. Goh Choon Phong during the 80th International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit in Dubai, UAE, on June 2, 2024.

Under the MoU, the airlines will explore opportunities for interline connectivity on each other’s services, pending regulatory approval.

They will also collaborate on other potential areas of commercial cooperation, including codeshare arrangements, reciprocal benefits for frequent flyer program members, cargo services, customer experience, and digital innovation, as a precursor to a deeper, long-term strategic partnership.

This partnership will potentially offer Riyadh Air’s guests access to SIA’s network in Southeast Asia and the South West Pacific region, while SIA’s customers will gain greater access to the Middle East region through Riyadh Air’s network.

Riyadh Air, a new airline based in Saudi Arabia, is expected to commence commercial operations in 2025, providing customers with travel options to and from the Middle East.

(Source: AirlinesRating)