British Airways to reintroduce London-Jeddah service

British Airways is to resume flights to Jeddah after a five-year hiatus.

The service will launch on November 4 and will operate year-round, flying four times a week between Heathrow and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz International Airport.

The flights will operate on BA’s Boeing 787 fleet, and will depart Jeddah at 07.55 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, arriving at Heathrow at 11.45. Flying to Jeddah, the service will operate overnight from Heathrow, departing at 20.10 on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving at 05.30 the following day.

The carrier said the route would complement its existing daily flights between the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh and Heathrow.

British Airways chief commercial officer Colm Lacey said: “For years, we’ve bridged connections between families, friends and businesses across both countries. The renewed flights signify our commitment to reinforcing these bonds and seizing business opportunities across the two nations.”

In a joint statement, Jeddah Airports chief executive Mazen Johar and Saudi Air Connectivity Programme chief executive Majid Khan said: “With British Airways’ leading network in the UK, Europe and onwards to North America, travellers can experience an untouched wonder, Saudi Arabia, through one of the leading global carriers, further supporting our growing inbound tourism and aviation market.”

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