Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national
carrier, has unveiled plans to increase capacity and flights to
and from several popular destinations during the upcoming summer
travel schedule between mid-June and mid-September 2018.
Gulf Air flights to the Jordanian capital city
of Amman will increase to triple daily, while flights to the
Lebanese capital city of Beirut will increase to double daily.
popular summer destination of Istanbul in Turkey will be served
with 12 weekly flights during the peak summer period while Athens,
Greece will be served by seven weekly Gulf Air flights.
flights to Larnaca, Cyprus have permanently increased to a daily
service and Baghdad in Iraq has also permanently increased to
five flights per week.
Additionally, the airline’s flights to Multan in
Pakistan have already increased to five times per week, while Gulf Air has
increased capacity on its Cairo, Khartoum and Addis Ababa routes.
Gulf Air’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will serve the airline’s
double daily London Heathrow service, with increased capacity and
enhanced, superior on-board products and services, from 15 June
Alongside this, Gulf Air will increase its flights during
the peak summer period by 200 more weekly flights compared to
Regionally, the airline’s upcoming network
expansion will see it launch five weekly flights to Abha and Tabuk
in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 15 June, thrice weekly flights to
Alexandria, Egypt from 10 June and 2 weekly flights to Sharm El
Shaikh, Egypt from 16 June.
In India, Gulf Air will expand to
include daily flights to Bangalore from 1 May and seven flights
weekly to Calicut from 15 June. Alongside this, the airline will
offer five flights weekly to Casablanca in Morocco from 11 June
and five weekly flights to Baku in Azerbaijan from 12 June.
Gulf Air Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Krešimir
Kučko, said, “The
frequency and capacity increases that Gulf Air will implement in
the coming months are in response to the demand on these key
routes. Gulf Air’s summer schedule provides greater choice of
flights and greater capacity to carry more passengers during the
busy summer holiday period. This will also serve to strengthen the
Kingdom of Bahrain’s strategic business and tourism links and
facilitate enhanced connectivity for passengers travelling across
the Gulf Air network, to and from Bahrain.”