British Airways has launched its first flights to Saudi Arabia in four years, with five-times-weekly services to Jeddah and Riyadh.
The carrier last served the kingdom in 2005, and these new flights had been due to start in March (see online news November 26, 2008), but were delayed because, according to a spokesperson, “it had taken longer than anticipated to prepare for the new routes”.
The services began yesterday (Sunday May 31), with five-times weekly flights to both Riyadh (using a four-class Boeing 777), and Jeddah (using a three-class Boeing 767).
Bmi currently offers direct flights to Riyadh using two-class Airbus A330 aircraft, with one-stop services to Jeddah and Dammam (via Riyadh).
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Report by Mark Caswell