British Airways to resume Jeddah flights after 5-year hiatus


British Airways announced on Monday that it will reinstate flights to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, starting November 4, 2024, after a five-year absence from the route.

The airline unveiled the resumption of Jeddah service at the GREAT FUTURES expo in Riyadh, an event aimed at boosting business ties between the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia.

The four-times-weekly flights from London Heathrow to Jeddah will be operated by Boeing 787 aircraft, augmenting British Airways’ existing daily service between Riyadh and Heathrow Terminal 5.

“We have a long history of connecting families, friends and businesses in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with our home in London,” said Colm Lacy, British Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer.

“There are significant opportunities for businesses in both countries, so we’re pleased we can re-build our connectivity and strengthen links between the two kingdoms,” Lacy added.

British Airways is offering promotional fares for the new Jeddah route, with round-trip economy class tickets starting at 1,905 Saudi riyals ($508) and business class fares from 16,079 Saudi riyals ($4,288) for bookings made before June 5, 2024.

The airline serves over 190 destinations across more than 65 countries, including through its partnership carriers.

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