British Airways adds a third route to Saudi Arabia

posted on 19th March 2019 by Justin Burns

British Airways (BA) has added a third route to Saudi Arabia as from 1 December, 2019 it will fly from Heathrow Airport to Dammam’s King Fahd International Airport.

The route will be the only direct flight from London and launch as a daily service via Bahrain and flights will will be operated by a four-class Boeing 777-200. BA already operates routes to Riyadh and Jeddah.

Head of sales for the Middle East and Asia Pacific, Moran Birger 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.

“More than half of Saudi Arabia’s oil and gas is produced in this region, so this new link underlines the importance of the Eastern province of the Kingdom and the need for smooth onward connections to Europe and the United States.”

Dammam is one of five long-haul routes being launched by BA 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.