Turkish Airlines Restarts Flights to Saudi Arabia

Turkish Airlines has resumed flights to Saudi Arabia at pre-pandemic levels after Türkiye lifted Covid-19 travel restrictions. This allows Saudi citizens to once again travel to or transit through Türkiye.

Details on Resumed Service

  • Turkish Airlines flies from 4 cities in Saudi Arabia - Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Madinah
  • These flights connect travelers to 335 cities across 128 countries, including 51 cities within Türkiye
  • Passengers can now fly to Türkiye without needing a PCR test or vaccination card
  • Masks are no longer mandatory on Turkish Airlines aircraft

Touristanbul Program Resumes

With the easing of restrictions, Turkish Airlines' Touristanbul program has also resumed. This program allows passengers with 6-24 hour layovers at Istanbul Airport to take tours and explore Istanbul and its cultural and historical sites.

Enhanced Safety Measures

Turkish Airlines has implemented additional safety and hygiene measures to protect passengers and crew. These include:

  • Enhanced aircraft cleaning and disinfection
  • HEPA filters to circulate clean air
  • Required face masks on board
  • Modified in-flight service to minimize contact


The resumption of flights at pre-pandemic levels and the easing of travel restrictions is a positive development for both Turkish Airlines and travelers. It restores an important connection between Saudi Arabia and Türkiye.

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