Philippines airline plans Bahrain route
Manama, February 25, 2013
Philippines Airlines, the flag carrier of the country, is eyeing Bahrain as a possible destination, a report said.
The airline is studying the possibility of flying here as they are trying to cash in on the gap left by Bahrain's national carrier, according to sources quoted in our sister publication, the Gulf Daily News (GDN).
Gulf Air cut down and reduced flight frequencies to several of its destinations, including those to the Philippines, as part of its restructuring strategy.
"Nothing is final and nothing has been decided but the airline is studying the possibility of flying routes to Bahrain," they told the GDN.
"There has been a reduction in the flight numbers coming and going from Bahrain to Philippines and if the flights stop, the possibility will become very real.
"Bahrain is being looked at closely, but the studies have to be competed first."
The GDN had reported that in a bid to cut costs Gulf Air chose to limit operations in some countries and has cut its operations in Entebbe, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Colombo and Geneva.
The airline also plans to stop fights to Athens, Milan and Kala Lumpur by the end of March. – TradeArabia News Service