BA launches new aircraft, daily Jeddah flights
Jeddah, April 8, 2014
British Airways has introduced a new Boeing 777-200 on its Jeddah route, while also increasing the flight schedule to daily flights to London Heathrow’s Terminal 5.
“British Airways has been serving Saudi Arabia since 1965 and it continues to be a very important country for our airline. We now operate daily flights from Jeddah as we have thousands of passengers in Saudi Arabia who choose to fly with British Airways to London Heathrow, North America and beyond. We believe there is huge potential to grow our offering further,” said Keith Williams, executive chairman of British Airways.
“With our customers’ experience at the centre of everything we do, we are, investing 5bn GBP in products and services, including smarter cabins, elegant lounges, and new technologies to make life more comfortable in the air and on the ground for our customers across the world.”
The new, redesigned British Airways First cabin which has been rolled out across the majority of the fleet at a cost of over GBP100 million ($165 million), will now be available to and from Jeddah.
Passengers in the First class cabin suites will enjoy a 60 per cent wider seat along with increased privacy and a personal wardrobe. In Club World, the fully flat-bed seats are designed so customers can work or relax with power ports and the latest on demand entertainment.
British Airways is offering customers the opportunity to upgrade to First class one-way at no extra cost when an eligible published Club World return flight is booked from Jeddah by May 31. Outbound travel must be between March 31 and May 31, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service