British Airways will increase its frequency from Riyadh to London Heathrow, from five times a week to six, using a Boeing 777 fitted. The aircraft will offer a choice of four cabins that includes the award winning Club World (business class) and the airlines flagship cabin, First. The additional flights will take place for the winter schedule, which starts at the end of October.
Together with its five services a week from Jeddah, British Airways operate a total of 11 weekly flights from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to London Heathrow.
Paolo De Renzis, Regional Commercial Manager Middle East said: “June marks two years since we resumed flights to the Kingdom, during which time we have enjoyed strong business in all cabins. The need for an additional service to Riyadh is a clear indication that demand continues to grow and we are delighted to announce this additional service re-affirming our long term commitment to the market”.
Entry into the UK or transiting to other destinations in the British Airways network, will also be much easier and pleasurable this summer following the recent opening of a $554 million satellite extension to Terminal 5, the airlines exclusive home at London Heathrow.
The satellite extension, Terminal 5C, is the third and final section of Terminal 5 to open since operations started with the original main building in March 2008.