Sama may cut all domestic routes

24 September 2008

Heavy losses caused by high fuel prices may force Saudi Arabia-based low-cost carrier Sama to shut down all of its domestic flights, Andrew Cowen, the carrier's CEO told Arab News. Cowen said Sama must have access to the subsidized price of airline fuel that Saudi Arabian Airlines receive in order to compete on a level playing field. The carrier has already eliminated its route that served Madinah from Dammam and Riyadh, and reduced the number of flights between Dammam and Riyadh by half.

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