Bmi begins new Heathrow-Riyadh service

Bmi, formerly British Midland Airways, will start flights between Heathrow and the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh this autumn, it was announced today.

Bmi, formerly British Midland Airways, will start flights between Heathrow and the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh this autumn, it was announced today.

The carrier will begin a three-times-a-week service using Airbus A330 aircraft from September 1.

Bmi chief executive Nigel Turner said today: “I am delighted to confirm the expansion of our long-haul network from Heathrow, following the successful launch of our Heathrow-Mumbai (Bombay) service last month.

Meanwhile, British Airways announced it is launching a new winter service from London to the French ski resort of Grenoble. BA will operate flights five times a week from Gatwick Airport starting on December 10.

Alan Burnett, BA’s head of UK and Ireland sales, said: “We believe that Grenoble will be very popular with the growing weekend skiing market as it offers a shorter transfer time to many resorts favoured by skiers, including Meribel, Courchevel and L’Alpe d’Huez.”

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