Saudi flights resumed

8th Sep 2003

British Airways resumed its flights this weekend from London Heathrow to Saudi Arabia.

The decision to restart flights follows a thorough review of security in and around Riyadh and Jeddah airports, in co-operation with the UK government’s Department for Transport and the Saudi authorities.

Geoff Want, the airline’s director of safety and security, said: “Our own team of security experts, together with British government officials, has worked closely with the Saudi authorities to implement a number of additional, robust and sustainable security measures. We are now satisfied that levels of security are appropriate for us to resume services.

“We continue to liaise with the UK government’s Department for Transport and will keep the situation under close review.

“We will not fly to any destination unless we are satisfied it is safe to do so.”




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