Bahrain Air extends flights to Kochi

Bahrain's second airline is extending flights and launching a fund to enlarge its fleet.
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Bahrain Air has announced that it has begun flights three times a week to the Indian city of Kochi, starting from 26 May. The route is the second Bahraini carrier's first to the Indian subcontinent, and comes only just over three months after the company began operations on 3 February this year.

Bahrain Airways Cargo uses the passenger flights to additionally transport freight, and currently has cargo services to Doha, Dubai, Amman, Damascus, Beirut, and Alexandria. During the course of this year, it will also inaugurate services to Aleppo, Kuwait, Dhaka and Katmandu.

"This summer has begun positively with a combination of high growth and significant infrastructure investments across the region," commented Soha Al Borsaid, Bahrain Air's assistant manager of corporate communications.

Bahrain Air currently has a fleet consisting of modern A320 aircraft, and has just announced plans to launch a US$270 million fund to finance the acquisition of six new jets.

"We are planning to go global with commercial cargo and create alliances with other cargo operators worldwide," remarked Gohar Maqsood, Bahrain Air's assistant manager for cargo sales. "We have plans to develop the Bahrain Air Cargo network both through our own aircraft and other airlines as interline traffic to reach intercontintal destinations," he added.

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