SAUDIA, also known as Saudi Arabian Airlines started out in 1945 with a single twin-engine gifted to King Abdul Aziz by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This was followed months later with the purchase of two more aircrafts, and these formed the nucleus of what in a few years was to become one of the world's largest airlines. SAUDIA is the national flag carrier of Saudi Arabia and its main operational base is situated at the King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED). The airline also has other hubs, which are the Riyadh-King Khalid International Airport (RUH) and the Dammam-King Fahd International Airport (DMM). It is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization and the SkyTeam. SAUDIA has also won various awards in the aviation industry such as the Silver MENA Travel, the Yahoo Middle East Online Award for best regional online marketing, the Quality Cube Award from Lufthansa, the Silver Plate from Royal Brunei Airlines for On-Time Performance and Diamond Award from On Board Services Magazine, among others.
About Nouakchott (NKC)
Also referred as “The Place of the Winds”, Nouakchott is the capital and the largest city of Mauritania. It is one of the largest cities in Sahara and is the administrative and economic centre of Mauritania. This new capital city has changed quite a lot since its independence, with mosques, government buildings and street markets rising up out of the desert sand. The city is located on the Atlantic Coast of The Sahara Desert and lies on the west coast of Africa. Nouakchott features an arid climate i.e. hot summers and warm winters. The city has a deep sea port which is primarily used for imports. Nouakchott also features an international airport, Nouakchott International Airport. Road transport is problematic due to overcrowded roads and fuel which is hard to obtain. The economy of this city is based on the export of salt, cement, insecticides, rugs, carpet, embroidery and craft products and sometimes copper as well which are produced within the city.
A vast reservoir of fresh water known as The Trarza Lake is running throughout the city, owing the large growth of the city. The city's attractions include Nouakchott Museum, several street market including Nouakchott Silver market and the beautiful beaches. The Port de Peche is a star attraction of the city with hundreds of teams of men dragging in heavy hand-knotted fishing nets. The place is lively and colourful. The city is also a home of National Library and National Archives and is the important location in Africa for world distribution of native. The city also includes some religious places such as a mosque which is donated by Saudi Arabia in the city centre, a Moroccon Mosque and The Cathedral of St. Joseph. You can get a decent variety of restaurants in the city offering worldwide cuisine.
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About Nouakchott International Airport
Nouakchott Airport, Mauritania, BP 5605, Nouakchott, Mauritania
Tel: +222 (0)252001 | +222 (0)252009 | +222 (0)252476 | Fax: +222 (0)254834