By Gemma Greenwood
UK carrier says the two Kingdoms need better links
bmi, the only British airline operating to Saudi Arabia, will double the number of flights it operators between Riyadh and London.
From January 14, bmi operate a direct non-stop flight from Riyadh to London Heathrow six times weekly. Flights will operate every day except Friday.
"We are thrilled that we now have the opportunity to expand our service between Riyadh and London," said bmi general manager Middle East Max Hunt.
"The new bilateral agreement to increase frequencies between the two Kingdoms has shown that there is a need to provide better flexibility, service and connectivity in order to support increased business activity between London and Riyadh."
Bookings are now open for 2009 flights with bmi, which offers 48 fully flat seats and chefs onboard for business class customers.