Saudi Arabia To Start UK Repatriation Flights

An Airbus A330 of Saudia airline company, also known as Saudi Arabian Airlines, lands in Toulouse, on July 22, 2017. (Photo by REMY GABALDA / AFP)
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Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saudia, has agreed to operate exceptional commercial flights to allow British nationals and their families to return to the United Kingdom, according to the British embassy.

The airline will operate flights in the week starting March 29 from Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam to London’s Heathrow Airport and additional flights if required, it said.

Neil Crompton, the British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, said in a statement they were expecting high demand for these special flights, and that they were working to add more flights in the coming days.

Saudi Arabia has earlier halted international travel to and from the Kingdom to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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