Dubai: Emirates said on Tuesday it is adding a third daily flight to Riydah, the Saudi Arabian capital, from Tuesday, December 15.

The airline has carried 450,000 passengers between Riyadh and Duabi so far this year, according to an emailed statement. And the addition of the third daily flight will see weekly services rise to 21.

The new flight will be operated by a three-class Airbus A330-220.

Last month, Emirates announced it is adding four more weekly flights between Dubai and Jeddah,