Gulf Air reveals major increase in GCC flights

Airline to offer 28 additional flights per week to the UAE and Kuwait.
NEWS, Aviation


Gulf Air will offer 28 additional flights per week to the UAE and Kuwait as part of its winter 2011 schedule, the national carrier has confirmed.

“Before drawing up the winter schedule, we studied the travel patterns of our customers across our route network and their needs,” said Karim Makhlouf, Gulf Air chief commercial officer.

“We have seen a tremendous increase in traffic on our ever-popular destinations in the UAE and Kuwait indicating the need to augment our fleet and frequency. The travel patterns also indicated that our customers are looking for better and newer connections and more convenient flight timings.”

The winter schedule will come into effect from 1st November 2011, added Makhlouf.

“The new schedule not only offers our customers an even more seamless and faster connectivity to newer destinations via Bahrain but also leverages our unique advantage of operating the largest network in the Middle East, which is a key differentiator for today’s busy travellers,” he said.

“Our aim is simple; we will offer our customers the best network of destinations, excellent connectivity to different market segments, newer aircraft, consistent and high quality products and above all, a real value-for–money to our customers.”

Gulf Air’s new winter schedule offers as many as 14 additional flights per week to Dubai and seven additional flights to Abu Dhabi making a total of 98 flights per week.

Besides offering double-daily connectivity, the new schedule also introduces hourly flights from 4 pm to 8 pm daily from Dubai to Bahrain with onward connectivity to over 40 destinations on the airline’s network via its efficient Bahrain hub.

Gulf Air will also operate seven extra flights to Kuwait- a total of 35 flights per week- offering the second highest number of connections by any airline to this emirate.

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