British Airways to introduce extra Riyadh flights

Airline will offer daily flights to capitalise on strong demand.
NEWS, Aviation


British Airways’ winter schedule has been further revised to include daily flights from Riyadh instead of the six it had earlier announced.

The route will be served using a Boeing 777 offering a choice of four cabins that includes the award winning Club World (business class) and the airlines flagship cabin, First.

“We are absolutely delighted with the demand from the Saudi Arabian market since we resumed flights two years ago. Our two Kingdom’s share a great affinity and passengers are travelling for a wide variety of reasons from tourism to business to education,” said Paolo De Renzis, BA’s regional commercial manager in the Middle East.

“In response to this continuously growing demand, we quickly realised that the additional one flight a week from Riyadh, announced just over a month ago, wasn’t going to be sufficient. So, instead of adding one flight, we’ve decided to increase it to two, resulting in a daily service throughout the week from Riyadh beginning in end-October this year,” he added.

And with its five services a week from Jeddah, British Airways will operate a total of 12 flights between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and London Heathrow by end October.

“This move is re-affirmation of our long-term commitment of serving our loyal customers in the Kingdom and reinforcing the brand as the preferred carrier of choice for travel into the UK or for transiting to other destinations in the extensive British Airways network,” said De Renzis.

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