Gulf Air adds 7 more flights between Dubai and Bahrain

Bahrain's national carrier to now operate 63 flights per week.
NEWS, Aviation


Encouraged by the strong passenger growth witnessed across the network during the summer ‘12 season, Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air today announced seven additional flights between Dubai and Bahrain in its winter timetable that has been brought forward effective 10 September 2012.

The new daily mid-day flight departs Bahrain at 1400 hours to Dubai, making a total of 63 flights per week. This additional daily flight provides convenient schedule flexibility for corporate and leisure travellers with flights available at any time of the day.

Gulf Air’s new pre-winter timetable comes with a range of new features that include more frequencies between Bahrain and key GCC, MENA and Asian destinations and upgraded fleet to certain destinations providing greater capacity.

Announcing the winter schedule, Gulf Air chief commercial officer Karim Makhlouf said, “Following the encouraging passenger growth we witnessed during the summer, we foresee the demand to continue through to the winter. Dubai particularly has seen excellent growth with high seat factors; therefore we have decided to add seven more frequencies for this route and bring forward our winter schedule that usually begins in late October to facilitate our customers with better and convenient travel options.

“Our leadership position in the Middle East is further strengthened in this schedule with additional frequencies while our ever popular Asian sector is also being bolstered with more capacity and additional frequencies.

“We are encouraged by the strong support from our customers for whom we are a carrier of choice as we offer one of the youngest fleets with an average age of just 4.7 years, the best network of destinations, excellent connectivity to different market segments, consistent and high quality products, state-of-the-art inflight entertainment including the world’s first live TV, broadband internet and mobile phone services on long haul routes, and above all, a real value-for–money to our customers,” he concluded.

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