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Bahrain's Gulf Air set to add new flights to Muscat

National carrier says it will launch four new weekly services to Omani capital from January 20

Bahrain's Gulf Air set to add new flights to Muscat

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has announced that it is planning to increase its direct services to Muscat, the capital of Oman.

The airline said in a statement that it will add four weekly flights in January, in response to growing demand.

Commenting on the enhanced flight schedule, Gulf Air’s acting chief commercial officer Ahmed Janahi said: “We are pleased to announce the four additional frequencies between Bahrain and Muscat, further strengthening our position as one of the largest regional networks and reinforcing our commitment to our passengers by providing them with convenient schedules and enhanced connectivity.”

Flights to Muscat will increase from 21 to 25 weekly flights, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The new schedule will take effect from January 20.

The Oman flights are part of an expansion of services to neighbouring Gulf countries. Earlier this month Gulf Air said it plans to launch two new routes to Saudi Arabia in early 2015.

The carrier said it will start operating flights to Gassim and Taif on January 10, taking the total number of Saudi Arabian cities serviced by the airline to six.

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