LONDON (Agencies): British Airways is set to recommence operations in Jeddah after a five-year hiatus, aiming to enhance connectivity between the UK and Saudi Arabia. The new route, scheduled to begin on November 4, will offer year-round service from London Heathrow to the Saudi city. Operated by the Boeing 787 fleet, the service will include four weekly flights, complementing the existing daily operations between Riyadh and Heathrow.

Colm Lacy, British Airways’ chief commercial officer, emphasized the airline’s history of connecting families, friends, and businesses in Saudi Arabia with London. The return of the UK’s flag carrier to Jeddah strengthens air connectivity from the capital, according to Mazen Johar, CEO of Jeddah Airports, and Majid Khan, CEO of the Saudi Air Connectivity Program. British Airways’ extensive network spanning the UK, Europe, and North America allows travelers to explore the wonders of Saudi Arabia.

Additionally, Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation has revealed an ambitious roadmap for the country’s aviation sector, aiming for tenfold growth into a $2 billion industry. This initiative encompasses business jets, including charter, private, and corporate aircraft, further positioning Saudi Arabia as a global high-value enterprise and tourist destination .

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