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Mon, 7 May 2018

Gulf Air to Increase Capacity to Key Destinations

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrainís 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.

 The 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.

 Gulf Air flights to Larnaca, Cyprus have permanently increased to a daily service and Baghdad in Iraq has also permanently increased to five flights per week.

Gulf Air. Click to enlarge.

Additionally, the airlineís 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 Airís first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will serve the airlineís double daily London Heathrow service, with increased capacity and enhanced, superior on-board products and services, from 15 June 2018.

Alongside this, Gulf Air will increase its flights during the peak summer period by 200 more weekly flights compared to 2017.

Regionally, the airlineís 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. Kreöimir Kučko, said, ďThe frequency and capacity increases that Gulf Air will implement in the coming months are in response to the demand on these key routes. Gulf Airís 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 Bahrainís strategic business and tourism links and facilitate enhanced connectivity for passengers travelling across the Gulf Air network, to and from Bahrain.Ē 

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