Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Dammam is set to become the latest Saudi Arabian destination for British Airways

It's been confirmed that the UK's British Airways will start flying to its third Saudi Arabian destination from this December as it adds Dammam (DMM) to its route network.

The airline confirmed this week it will start the service on 1st December and from its home base of London Heathrow (LHR) to the global business hub, Dammam.  BA advises that this will be the only direct flight from London and launch as a daily service via Bahrain (BAH).  The airline is planning to operate a four-class Boeing 777-200 on the route all year-round.

Dammam will be the third city in Saudi Arabia British Airways flies to with the airline already serving Riyadh and Jeddah with non-stop daily flights. Dammam is the capital of the Eastern Province and is known as the heart of the country’s petroleum industry.  


Dammam is one of five long-haul routes being launched by British Airways in 2019, its centenary year. The airline is also launching non-stop flights to Pittsburgh and Charleston in the US, Osaka in Japan and Islamabad in Pakistan alongside several short-haul routes.

Moran Birger, Head of Sales for The Middle East and 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.”


  • The flight time will be 8 hours 15 minutes from LHR to DMM, 
  • 9 hours 10 minutes from DMM to LHR.
  • Timetable for the Winter season 2019:
Flight number
Frequency
Departure airport
Departure time
Arrival airport
Arrival time
BA125
Daily
LHR
11:30
BAH
20.55
BA125
Daily
BAH
21:55
DMM
22:45
BA124
Daily
DMM
00:30
BAH
01:10
BA124
Daily
BAH
02:20
LHR
06:40

(Images of Dammam from British Airways)



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