British Airways will launch a new service from London Heathrow to Dammam in December this year, which will be an add-on to its existing service to Bahrain.
The UK carrier said the new route will be operated by its four-class Boeing 777-200 from Heathrow’s Terminal 5 to Bahrain, where the aircraft will land, before proceeding to Dammam’s King Fahd International Airport.
Dammam, the capital of the Eastern Province and the heart of the country’s petroleum industry, will be British Airways’ third destination in Saudi Arabia, with existing daily flights to Riyadh and Jeddah.
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.
"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 British Airways in 2019, which includes Islamabad in Pakistan.
Source: Arabian Business