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Bahrain's Gulf Air set to add new Riyadh flights in Saudi push

Airline says it will increase services to Saudi capital just weeks after adding flights to Jeddah

Bahrain's Gulf Air set to add new Riyadh flights in Saudi push

Bahrain's Gulf Air has announced plans to increase its Riyadh service with an increase of four additional afternoon flights per week from Thursday.

The increase takes the airline’s weekly flights between Bahrain International Airport and King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh from 28 to a total of 32.

This supplements a recent permanent increase in the carrier’s Jeddah service, to a total of four daily flights, which started on February 22.

“Today, Gulf Air operates direct flights to five destinations within Saudi Arabia - Dammam, Riyadh, Madina Al Munawarah, Jeddah and Gassim... we are delighted to provide superior travel solutions that cater to the travel needs of our Saudi passengers,” said Ahmed Janahi, Gulf Air acting chief commercial officer.

“This not only helps us further satisfy passenger need but also creates improved connections for those passengers connecting to and from Gulf Air’s network of onwards destinations across the globe.”

In January, Gulf Air announced restructured orders from both Boeing and Airbus, worth a total of $7.6 billion.

The Boeing order upgrades a previous 2008 order of 16 787-8 Dreamliners, for the larger 787-9, which will also offer greater range capability.

The new aircraft will replace Gulf Air's current wide-body fleet and provide future network expansion opportunities, the airline said.

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Junaid Khan 4 years ago

What a strong product for Kingdom. Hopefully GA will get maximum advantage out of this proposition.