Gulf Air launches Entebbe flights
Manama, December 6, 2011
Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, added Entebbe to its growing network, its third East African operation with four non-stop weekly flights between Entebbe and Bahrain.
The inaugural flight took off from Bahrain International Airport at 10:20 am landing in Entebbe International Airport at 15.45 pm carrying a high-level delegation onboard that included airline representatives and members of the media from the Middle East, led by the airline’s chief services officer Marcus Bernhardt.
The welcome ceremony included a water salute and an official reception by Uganda Civil Aviation Authority managing director, Dr W Rama Makuza.
“We are delighted to re-commence services to Entebbe, opening the doors for commercial and tourism opportunities in East Africa, the MENA region and beyond. We are confident this new route will be a success for both our passenger and cargo operations, and we look forward to facilitating business and leisure traffic between the two countries and beyond,” said Bernhardt.
Gulf Air will be 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 tonnes of freight. – TradeArabia News Service