BA Flights to Saudi Suspended

13th Aug 2003

British Airways has suspended until further notice its flights to Saudi Arabia due to heightened security concerns in the region.

This decision follows discussions earlier today between the airline and the British government`s Department for Transport.

Geoff Want, the airline’s director of safety and security, said, “As a matter of precaution we have decided to suspend all flights to Saudi Arabia for the time being and we will continue to liaise closely with the British government.”

Today, British Airways cancelled its flights from London Heathrow to both Riyadh and Jeddah.




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