Saudia has launched a new service between London Gatwick and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The service will operate six times per week, increasing to daily from August.
Jonathan Pollard, Chief Commercial Officer London Gatwick, said: “With Saudia’s base in Jeddah, this new route also provides excellent onward connections to destinations such as Pakistan, Malaysia, India and Bangladesh.”
London Gatwick currently serves 45 long-haul destinations, including both Jeddah and Washington DC (operated by Norse), with further new long-haul routes across the US, Asia and Africa due to start in coming months.
London Gatwick is preparing a planning application to bring the airport’s Northern Runway into regular use, for departures only, alongside its Main Runway. This will improve resilience, reduce delays, and provide a significant boost to the regional economy by supporting trade, tourism, and new jobs.