bmi launches new direct service to Riyadh

bmi A330… offering three distinctly different cabins

Flying to Riyadh is set to become easier and more comfortable than ever before as award-winning airline bmi launches a new direct service from London Heathrow to the Saudi Arabian capital.

The only UK carrier to fly direct to Riyadh, bmi’s new service commences on September 1 and departs three times a week thereafter on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 09:35.
One of the world’s fastest growing and wealthiest cities, Riyadh is a vital business hub for the Gulf region. More than 20,000 UK expatriates live in Saudi Arabia and this new route into King Khaled International Airport will become an important regular service for business travellers to the region. 
As always, bmi is committed to providing only the best in flight. The A330 long-haul aircraft offers a choice of three distinctly different cabins – the business, premium economy and economy. Whichever cabin is chosen, passengers can be assured of the ultimate in quality, comfort and value and exceptional personal service from a dedicated in flight cabin crew.
Passengers in the business, bmi’s first class-style cabin, will enjoy welcoming refreshments and a wide choice of modern international cuisine, freshly prepared by a fully-qualified onboard chef. Premium economy and economy passengers will benefit from bmi’s award-winning cabin and renowned in-flight service. Extensive legroom and a choice of entertainment are standard throughout.
The bmi in-flight product has also been adapted to meet the needs of Arabic passengers. The menu will include a choice of Arabic dishes and other special meals for health and religious reasons, the pre-flight safety announcement will be made in both Arabic and English and all flights will feature the latest airshow technology including a moving destination map of Riyadh and Mecca.
Appealing strongly to British business travellers, expatriates and those visiting friends or relatives that live in the Kingdom, the new bmi route is a new service to be proud of. Flight times have been carefully considered to connect conveniently with onward services in the Gulf and with regional connections in the UK. Return fares start from £517 including taxes.
From humble beginnings nearly 70 years ago, bmi today operates almost 17,000 flights per week over a network of 36 airports in the UK, Europe, India and trans-Atlantic to the US and Caribbean. And, with bmi chief executive officer Nigel Turner ably steering the airline, bmi is flying high.
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