British Airways has announced it will fly from London Heathrow to global business hub, Dammam in Saudi Arabia from December 1, 2019.
The route will be operated by a four-class Boeing 777-200 from Heathrow Terminal 5, landing into Dammam’s King Fahd International Airport but will stop in Bahrain.
Dammam is the capital of the Eastern Province and is known as the heart of the country’s petroleum industry. Dammam will be the third city in Saudi Arabia with the airline already serving Riyadh and Jeddah with nonstop daily flights.
Moran Birger, head of sales for The Middle East and the 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.”
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.
As part of its £6.5bn investment over five years, the airline is revamping its First, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller cabins, rolling out industry-leading WiFi across its aircraft, opening new lounges and delivering great menus from the world’s leading airline caterers.
Return fares start from £498 in World Traveller, £603 in World Traveller Plus, £2,274 in Club World and £3,798 in First.
Source: Trade Arabia