Saudi Arabian Airlines official airline partner of Formula E

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Electric motorsport racing series Formula E has inked a multi-year agreement with Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA).

The deal will see Jeddah-based national carrier airline of Saudi Arabia become the official airline partner of Formula E as well as the race title partner of the SAUDIA Ad Diriyah E-Prix, marking the inaugural race of ABB FIA Formula E Championship Season 5 on December 15.

The announcement was made at Governorate Ad Diriyah, after Formula E driver Felipe Massa’s drive in the radical new Gen2 car through the streets of the Saudi Arabian capital.

Saudi Arabian Airlines Director General, His Excellency Eng. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, said, “SAUDIA is pleased to be supporting the ABB FIA Formula E Championship for the upcoming event in Ad Diriyah – a first for Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.”

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“The airline welcomes fans from around the world to come aboard with SAUDIA as we get set to wish the teams all the very best for the race and a new era of electric street racing, starting with the SAUDIA Ad Diriyah E-Prix.”

Alejandro Agag, Founder & CEO of Formula E, “It’s fantastic news that SAUDIA is joining the ABB FIA Formula E Championship as official airline partner – ahead of the first race in Saudi Arabia and the debut of fully-electric racing in the Middle East.”

“The partnership continues to show the appeal of Formula E on a global scale and I’m proud to welcome SAUDIA to the Formula E family as the excitement continues to build for the opening round of season five on December 15.”

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