Gulf Air event focuses on Uganda flights
Manama, October 20, 2011
Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, hosted a presentation for Uganda’s travel trade stakeholders and prominent travel agency representatives today (October 20) in Kampala.
The event highlighted the planned re-launch of the airline's direct flights to the African state.
The event was held at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel today (October 20), just six weeks before the re-launch, a statement from the airline said.
Karim Makhlouf, chief commercial officer, Gulf Air, presented an overview of the airline, its network, products and services, and highlighted the advantages of flying with the airline.
“We are pleased to be re-launching services to Entebbe, Uganda, our fifth destination in the African continent encouraged by the positive and dynamic social, political and economic developments of Uganda. We believe that the recommencement of services between Uganda and Bahrain will spur investment, trade and leisure travel between the two countries and the larger East African region,” Makhlouf said.
Starting December 5, Gulf Air will fly non-stop to Entebbe four times a week, operating an Airbus A320 in a two-class configuration of 16 seats in falcon gold and 120 in economy with the capacity to carry four tons of freight, the statement said.
The national carrier will also be launching direct flights to Juba, South Sudan, from February 7, 2012. – TradeArabia News Service