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Bahrain's Gulf Air set to increase flights in summer schedule

National carrier says flights during the peak summer period will jump by 200 more weekly flights compared to 2017

Bahrain's Gulf Air set to increase flights in summer schedule

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, has announced its summer schedule, increasing capacity and flights to and from several popular destinations between mid-June and mid-September.

Gulf Air flights to the Jordanian capital city of Amman will increase to triple daily, while flights to the Lebanese capital city of Beirut will increase to double daily.

The popular summer destination of Istanbul in Turkey will be served with 12 weekly flights during the peak summer period while Athens, Greece will be served by seven weekly Gulf Air flights.

Gulf Air flights to Larnaca, Cyprus have permanently increased to a daily service and Baghdad in Iraq has also permanently increased to a five weekly service, the airline said in a statement.

It added that the airline’s flights to Multan in Pakistan have already increased to five weekly while capacity on its Cairo, Khartoum and Addis Ababa routes have also been boosted.

Gulf Air also said that its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner serving London Heathrow, will see increased capacity and enhanced on-board products and services from June 15.

It said it will increase its flights during the peak summer period by 200 more weekly flights compared to 2017.

Regionally, the airline’s upcoming network expansion will see it launch five weekly flights to Abha and Tabuk in Saudi Arabia from June 15, three weekly flights to Alexandria, Egypt from June 10 and two weekly flights to Sharm El Shaikh, Egypt from June 16.

In India, Gulf Air has launched daily flights to Bangalore and seven flights weekly to Calicut from June 15. Alongside this, the airline will offer five flights weekly to Casablanca in Morocco from June 11 and five weekly flights to Baku in Azerbaijan from June 12.

Gulf Air CEO Krešimir Kucko said: “Not only will our upcoming network additions better connect our valued passengers to the places and people that matter the most, our summer 2018 schedule will see us increase flights to several popular destinations.

"The frequency and capacity increases that Gulf Air will implement in the coming months are in response to the demand on these key routes.”

In 2018, Gulf Air’s network will serve 49 cities in 26 countries.

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