Condor to launch Bahrain-Frankfurt flights
Manama, October 20, 2009
German airline Condor will launch direct flights between Bahrain and Frankfurt next month.
Three non-stop flights will leave Bahrain for Germany every week, while the carrier will operate two flights a week in the opposite direction.
The airline is hoping to attract customers by offering services via Frankfurt to destinations such as Cuba and the Caribbean as well as provide an alternative route to Europe.
It is also hoping to offer travel packages to leisure destinations in Southern Spain such as Malaga, Jerez de la Frontera, Ibiza and Mallorca in tandem with travel agents here.
'It's great to be flying from Bahrain,' said Condor international sales manager Florian Paulus.
'We expect our scheduled flights to provide greater choice for those living in Bahrain and the wider Middle East to visit Germany and beyond at extremely competitive prices.'
The first flight will arrive in Bahrain on November 2 and the airline is specifically targeting family and leisure travellers, with economy and premium economy classes and premium meals in economy.
It also offers free transport of baby carriages, cribs and child car seats, as well as golf equipment weighing up to 15kg per person. Discount rates for other sports equipment including diving equipment are also available.
'We want to work closely with Bahrain travel trade partners to introduce new leisure destinations for travellers from this region to such destinations as Cuba and other Caribbean island destinations,' added Aviareps president Glenn Johnston, whose company represents the airline.-TradeArabia News Service