KHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1619 posts, RR: 1 Posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2073 times:
While the discussions for BA's restructuring,as a result of many international flights shifting from LGW to LHR, were going on,i read that BA was going to discontinue flights to Kuwait. BA currently operates a daily 777 service from LHR to KWI. It also said that the service once discontinued shall be consolidated with Riyadh!
Is this true that BA will soon no longer fly to Kuwait??
KHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1619 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2035 times:
I agree with you, but i am telling you what i read. Traffic is good out of Kuwait...... infact Kuwait airways has daily flights too. And by "consolidated with Riyadh" the article meant that,atleast to my understanding, that BA was going to make up for it by adding capacity/frequency to RUH.
Emirates777 From Tanzania, joined Feb 2000, 655 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2009 times:
Well...adding freqs to RUH may be difficult. The Saudi govt. stance on limiting foreign carriers flights into both JED and RUH remains the same.
BA has been trying for daily flights to JED for over 7 years and still no joy. I guess their best option is to fly bigger acft (744) although BA's new CEO would probably be reluctant to do so and keep on flying the 777s (partic. G-ZZZA-ZZZE) which are configured heavily with premium seats.