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SAUDIA takes race title partner and becomes official Airline Partner of the all-electric championship

25 Sep 2018

With less than 80 days until Season 5 of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship kicks off in Ad Diriyah, today Formula E announced a new long-term partnership with Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA).

As the national flag carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the airline not only becomes the official airline partner of the all-electric series but also the race title partner of the inaugural SAUDIA Ad Diriyah E-Prix, taking place on December 15. Click here for tickets and more information.

“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,” said Saudi Arabian Airlines Director General, His Excellency Eng. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser.

“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.”

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

“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,” said Alejandro Agag, Founder & CEO of Formula E.

“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.”