Gulf Air expands operations into Saudi Arabia
Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air, in further expanding its operations into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), today announced services to three more destinations – Gassim, Yanbu and Taif, taking the total number of cities to seven in the Kingdom.
Services to Taif will begin from 15th January 2012 with four flights per week, while flights to Gassim will start on 17th January with three flights per week. Yanbu services will begin from 15th February 2012 with three flights a week.
Announcing the new destinations today, Gulf Air chief executive officer Samer Majali, said: “Bahrain’s relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is historical dating back centuries.”
“Being the national carrier of Bahrain, we owe a special place for the Kingdom as it has also been part of the airline’s history since its beginning,” he added.
Gulf Air has announced special inaugural promotional fares to these three cities starting at BD 70 (US$185) plus taxes which can be booked on gulfair.com, Gulf Air sales offices in Bahrain and KSA, and through its worldwide contact centre.
The airline has also announced a triple bonus miles to its Falconflyer members travelling to these cities applicable from the date of travel for three months.