Gulf Air begins direct flights to Geneva
Despite suspension of some regional services, Gulf Air has begun scheduled direct flights to Geneva, its first destination in Switzerland.
Flight GF 0023 departed from Bahrain International Airport yesterday morning (Tuesday) and arrived at Geneva International Airport to a ‘fireman’s salute’ water-arch ceremony.
“I am delighted to see Gulf Air flying again to Switzerland; it further demonstrates our commitment to connect Bahrain to the region and the rest of the world including some of the world’s leading financial markets, to support Bahrain’s financial services and trade sector,” said Samer Majali, Gulf Air’s CEO.
“I would like to personally thank the Swiss authorities for granting us the rights to fly to Geneva and the airport authorities for facilitating this. I am sure our new direct route linking Geneva with Bahrain and onwards through our extensive Middle East network will open up excellent opportunities for business and leisure travellers throughout the region and in Switzerland.”
“2011 has been a busy year for Gulf Air, with five new routes opening up since January – Milan, Basra, Isfahan, Addis Ababa and Kabul” he concluded.
The Bahrain-Geneva route is served three-times-a-week with a Boeing 737-700 extended range aircraft.