It's official: NEOM Airlines will take off in 2024

The new airline will connect the futuristic destination with the world…

Prepare for take off: NEOM Airlines is officially launching next year. As confirmed in a blog post by Klaus Goersch, the airline’s CEO, the airline will connect the futuristic destination with the world.

NEOM Airlines will be operational by the end of 2024, with flights initially operating out of NEOM Bay Airport. Currently, this airport is serviced by domestic Saudia flights as well as routes to London and Dubai. Dubai-based flydubai also began flights to NEOM Bay Airport this month. As NEOM Airlines grows, the airline will also begin operations at NEOM international airport, offering visitors, residents and partners even more connectivity.

As Goersch outlined his vision for the airline in the post, he forecasts that “we will have a global aviation hub on our hands as time goes on – servicing the Middle East, Europe, America, Asia and so on.”

The launch of NEOM Airlines comes in the same year that resorts at the $500bn futuristic destination will also open. In early 2024, NEOM’s Sindalah Island, complete with a trio of Marriott resorts, will begin welcoming guests. Here, they will also find a beach club, a glamorous yacht club, and 38 unique culinary offerings, all surrounded by 2,000 marine species.

The vision for NEOM Airlines

As an extension of the futuristic vision for NEOM, the airline also promises to “elevate every single touch point.”

This means visitors can expect the bespoke service typically only available to those flying private, with bags collected from your home and delivered to your final destination, biometrics replaced with facial recognition, and a new lounge-style service rolled out across the entire airport.

Initially, the aircrafts will be existing planes retrofitted with existing technology. But by 2026, the innovative aircrafts used by NEOM Airlines will be electric, hydrogen-powered or supersonic. Every flight plans to operate with some sustainable fuel too.

This sounds like the future of flying.