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Saudia launches Riyadh-Clark flights

Aviation Updates Philippines – Jeddah-based Saudia launched direct flights between Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Clark, Philippines on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, providing a brand-new connection between the Philippines and the Middle East.

Another set of wings from the Middle East! Clark International Airport welcomes Saudia Airlines, promising safe,...

Posted by Clark International Airport on Tuesday, May 11, 2021

In a Facebook post from Clark International Airport, the airport welcomed the arrival of the newest airline to service Clark.

The inaugural flight landed in Clark at 1:28 pm local time, after clocking an 8-hour and 36-minute flying time. HZ-AR24, a Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft, was welcomed with the traditional water cannon salute upon arrival.

Clark ARFF trucks welcome the arrival of Saudia's maiden flight with a water cannon salute this afternoon. Photo from Jojo Palma.

The new Riyadh-Clark flights fly once a week every Tuesday. Flights are operated with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, according to data from FlightRadar24.com.

Flight SV-3262 departs from Riyadh at 11:35 pm local time and arrives in Clark at 1:50 pm local time. The return sector, flight SV-3261, departs from Clark at 3:40 pm local time and arrives back in the Middle East at 10:20 pm local time.

Saudia was not immediately available for comment regarding the said route launch. As of the moment, the flight is not available for reservation in the airline's website.

Several airlines also launched flights from Clark. Since May 1, Cebu Pacific has restarted direct Davao-Clark-Davao flights operating every Sunday. On the same date, Scoot also relaunched Singapore-Clark-Singapore, which flies every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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