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Bmi Going To Dammam, Saudi Arabia  
User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1401 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2479 times:

bmi will start a 3 times weekly London Heathrow to Dammam, Saudi Arabia service in the first quarter of 2008. The route will be operated with ex-BMED A321 aircraft via a second airport, likely to be somewhere in Turkey or the Levant.

Regards

Mike

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User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4914 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2443 times:

UA codeshare also announced today, as well as the launch of Cairo. Things seem to be going in the right direction for bmi, with a good niche to the Middle East developing. Hopefully they can manage these services right and make a succes of them

Any wod on a TK codeshare - with TK joining Star this would seem logical and would give bmi access to the IST market



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User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 6953 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2440 times:

I understand that it will be via Riyadh, on the A330. Good news from BD, as their Saudi flights are higher yielding, but much lower low volume than expected.

BMI chief executive Nigel Turner said: “Over the past two years we have established a highly-successful presence in the Saudi market and are very pleased to extend services to include Dammam, strengthening our position in the region.



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User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1401 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2434 times:

I was told today by the powers that be that it will NOT be an A330 route. May be wrong though?

Regards

Mike


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2402 times:

Quoting HUYfan (Reply 3):
I was told today by the powers that be that it will NOT be an A330 route. May be wrong though?

It's been an Arkefly 767 up to now, hasn't it ? Not ideal, I'd have thought, especially on a new route that needs beefing up with the best possible onboard product.


User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2153 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2402 times:

From the press release

• schedule (services operate via Riyadh)
depart Heathrow 11:30, arrive Dammam 22:35 (Mon, Weds, Sat)

depart Dammam 00:01, arrive Heathrow 05:55 (Tues, Thurs)
depart Dammam 00:50, arrive Heathrow 06:45 (Sun)

• the service will be operated by an Airbus A330, with 42 business seats and 156 economy seats.


User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1401 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

My apologies! Good and bad! The 332 is a great aircraft for the route, but that means I will not be flying to Dammam  Sad

Will the return be nonstop from Dammam?

Regards

Mike


User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4504 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2352 times:

Riyadh to Dammam is a route that I fly often (4x a month)...is there any chance they can sell seats between the two cities? I'm guessing no...


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User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1401 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2262 times:

I would guess no, but KLM do sell DMM-DOH-DMM. Not sure how it works with domestics. I was under the impression that the BD RUH flights were normally full, does this mean they are not performing as well as hoped?

Regards

Mike


User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1401 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

First flight Saturday March 1st.

Mon, Wed and Sat from LHR

Tue, Thu and Sun from DMM

Regards

Mike


User currently offlineDavidByrne From New Zealand, joined Sep 2007, 1610 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

Slightly off-topic, but is "Dammam" the same airport as "Dhahran"? Both places appear to be part of the same conurbation. Back 15+ years ago, I flew Riyadh-Dhahran (DHA) on SV, and the DHA-AMS on KL a few days later. I note now that the airlines seem to serve "Dammam" instead, but given that they're the same "city", almost, I was wondering if it was in fact the same airport, renamed?


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User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2223 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1965 times:
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Quoting HUYfan (Reply 6):
Will the return be nonstop from Dammam?

Here is the link from UA. http://www.united.com/page/article/0...52352,00.html?jumpLink=%2Fbmioffer



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1826 times:

Quoting DavidByrne (Reply 10):
Slightly off-topic, but is "Dammam" the same airport as "Dhahran"? Both places appear to be part of the same conurbation. Back 15+ years ago, I flew Riyadh-Dhahran (DHA) on SV, and the DHA-AMS on KL a few days later. I note now that the airlines seem to serve "Dammam" instead, but given that they're the same "city", almost, I was wondering if it was in fact the same airport, renamed?

DAH has been converted to a military air base, while DMM is located in Dammam which is another city it also caters to Dhahran and Al-Khobar.


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