Sunday 16 June 2019

BA to launch third route to Saudi Arabia

LONDON, March 19, 2019

British Airways has announced plans to launch flights from London Heathrow to Dammam, Saudi Arabia from December 1, with tickets going up for sale now.

The route will be the only direct flight to Dammam from London, via Bahrain, and will be operated by a four-class Boeing 777-200.

Dammam will be the third city in Saudi Arabia British Airways flies to, with the airline already serving Riyadh and Jeddah with non-stop daily flights.

Moran Birger, head of sales for The Middle East and Asia Pacific, said: “Our customers are currently offered a limo service between Bahrain and Dammam, but the direct service will now enable seamless travel in eight hours from our home at Heathrow.”

Return fares start from £498 ($660.2) in World Traveller, £603 ($799.5) for World Traveller Plus, £2,274 ($3,015) for Club World and £3,798 ($5,035.7) in First.

Dammam is one of five long-haul routes being launched by British Airways in 2019, its centenary year. The airline is also launching non-stop flights to Pittsburgh and Charleston in the US, Osaka in Japan and Islamabad in Pakistan alongside several short-haul routes. - TradeArabia News Service


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