National carrier says increase in flights to Turkish city will start in November
Gulf Air, ahrain’s national carrier, has announced it will introduce a permanent increase to its Istanbul service with daily flights on the route from early November.
The airline said in a statement that the increase is in direct response to passenger demand.
Last year Gulf Air celebrated the 30th anniversary of its direct, nonstop service to and from the city of Istanbul in Turkey.
Gulf Air’s deputy CEO, Captain Waleed Abdul Hameed Al Alawi, said: “Gulf Air’s Istanbul route performance to date has been promising with consistently strong passenger demand throughout the year.
"Offering our valued passengers a daily service to and from Istanbul meets their travel needs, further reinforcing the strong historic ties between Bahrain and Turkey and our airline’s key role in encouraging two-way travel, trade, tourism and investment opportunities.”
Gulf Air’s network currently serves 42 cities in 25 countries spanning three continents.
The airline also operates double daily flights or more to 10 regional cities.