By Andy Sambidge
Carrier says it will operate 42 flights per week; adds that it is hoping to further develop neighbouring market
Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, has announced it will increase its flights to Kuwait from 40 to 42 flights per week.
The airline said its decision to add frequencies to the Kuwaiti capital followed an increase in passenger demand between the two countries.
Gulf Air’s acting chief commercial officer, Ahmed Janahi, said: “We are delighted to announce two additional frequencies between Bahrain and Kuwait to further strengthen our regional network.
"Our Kuwait-Bahrain route sees consistently high seat factors and in response to the growing passenger demand, the introduction of 2 more weekly flights to Kuwait should reinforce Gulf Air’s longstanding commitment to our valued neighbour.
"We expect to see continuing strong demand on our Kuwait route and will continue to cater to our customer base there.”
Gulf Air’s maiden flight to Kuwait City took place in 1959, and Kuwait has remained a "strategic destination and market" for Gulf Air, he added.
The airline said in a statement that it hopes to further develop the market and take advantage of fast-growing traffic from Kuwait by connecting it to various destinations across the entire Gulf Air network.
The two additional weekly frequencies between Bahrain and Kuwait will operate on Saturdays and Sundays.