Saudi Arabian Steps in to Secure Route

17th Jan 2005

Saudi Arabian Airlines is urgently reviewing its schedule and the opportunity to increase frequency from UK to Saudi Arabia over the coming weeks to ensure the air travel needs of customers continue to be met, despite the withdrawal of services from the UK to the Kingdom by a British carrier.
Recognising the importance of the UK-Saudi Arabia route, in particular for corporate and leisure travellers, Saudi Arabian Airlines who has experience of operating services from London for over 40 years remains committed to further improvements to its service and is looking to increase its own capacity to redress any shortfall in the market.


‘‘Saudi Arabia and the UK have strong commercial ties and Saudi Arabian Airlines will be making every effort to underpin this critical route in the short and longer term and deliver the necessary capacity in line with market demand’’ said Khalid al Balawi, Manager UK and Ireland for Saudi Arabian Airlines


‘‘Saudi Arabian Airlines has witnessed strong traffic growth on UK-KSA routes over the last 3 years and the operation is seen as one of the airlines most profitable’’ said Mr Al Balawi.Ê The airline currently provides 9 non-stop flights per week from the UK to Saudi Arabia, comprising direct routes from London to Jeddah and Riyadh. It is already committed to increasing frequency to 11 for the summer whilst re-introducing Dammam for the coming summer operation.



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