Saudi Arabian flag carrier Saudia has wet-leased two Airbus A319s from Czech Airlines to increase capacity on its domestic routes as it gears up to face competitive pressures from new rivals in the Kingdom. Liberalization of Saudi Arabia’s airline sector will see Qatar Airways’ subsidiary Al Maha Airways and startup carrier SaudiGulf Airlines providing new competition for both Saudia and hybrid carrier flynas. The new entrants are expected to start services some time in 2016. A ...

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