Gulf Air to add two extra Madinah flights
Manama, March 25, 2012
Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, will add two extra flights to and from Madinah in Saudi Arabia, starting May 19, to meet the increasing market demand.
The airline will increase its frequency from 4 to 6 per week each direction, a statement from Gulf Air said. Together, these additional flights will offer 544 more seats.
Samer Majali, CEO, Gulf Air, said: “The introduction of additional flights between Madinah and Bahrain emphasises the importance we attach to Saudi Arabia and our business strategy to concentrate on high-demand routes to ensure our core customer base is served effectively and efficiently.”
“The departure and arrival timings of the additional flights have been timed in such a way that they benefit both international and regional travellers whether on business or pilgrimage,” he said.
With the introduction of these additional flights, Madinah customers now have even more convenient choices via Bahrain to connect to Europe, Afghanistan, Kenya and Thailand through Gulf Air and North America with codeshare partner American Airlines.
Customers will also be connected to two new destinations, Kabul and Peshawar, in addition to getting onward connections to Mumbai, Delhi, Kochi and Chennai within one hour via Bahrain. – TradeArabia News Service