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Alitalia to resume flights to Saudi Arabia from September

The Italian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Valentino Simonetti has announced Alitalia is to resume flights to the kingdom from September this year after a decade of absence, Saudi Gazette has reported. "The carrier is expected to operate three flights a week to King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, thus making the total roundtrip flights from Riyadh to Rome five, as Saudia current operates two flights a week," Simonetti told the daily. The decision was taken in response to the rising number of Saudi visitors to Italy, he said.