Pegasus Airlines starts Bahrain operations
Manama, June 17, 2014
Turkey’s leading low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines has officially commenced operations to Bahrain.
The first flight was welcomes at the Bahrain International Airport (BIA) by the Bahrain Airport Company officials, BIA officials and Sanad Travel and Tourism, the general sales agents of Pegasus airline, at a small ceremony held at the airport premises, said a statement.
The airlines will operate three weekly flights to Bahrain on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and will be flying out of Bahrain and back to Istanbul via Sabiha Gokcen Airport on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, it said.
It will provide easy connectivity to 11 destinations within Turkey including Adana, Izmir, Bodrum, Antalya, Diyarbakir, Dalaman, Ankara, Elaziğ, Hatay, Trabzon Van, and 33 international destinations across major European cities such as Barcelona, Milan, Rome, Frankfurt, Hamberg, Munich, Paris and London.
Mohammed Khalil, vice president of Commercial and Marketing at Bahrain Airport Company, said: “We are happy to welcome Pegasus’ first flight into Bahrain International Airport; Bahrain is the airline’s eighth destination in the Middle East and we are confident that it will help spur tourism and bolster business activities between the two countries. The new route reiterates BAC’s commitment to further expand BIA’s network and provide passengers with connectivity options and ease of access to the rest of the world”.
He also expressed his sincere thanks to Sanad Travel and Toursim and extended his appreciation to all airport stakeholders for their continuous support. - TradeArabia News Service