By Sam Bridge
National carrier to restart direct flights to Erbil in February to become third Iraqi destination
Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, on Thursday announced plans to resume direct services between Bahrain and Erbil in Iraq.
Erbil will join the airline’s existing Iraqi routes of Baghdad and Najaf.
The airline’s services to Erbil will start on February 2, 2020, and will see Gulf Air’s three weekly flights between Bahrain International Airport and Erbil International Airport operated with an Airbus A320 aircraft.
On Wednesday, the carrier revealed new European additions to its 2020 network.
The airline said it will start flights to Milan in Italy from July using a new Airbus A321neo, and both Munich in Germany and Mykonos in Greece on a seasonal basis from July to September with four and three weekly flights respectively.
Due to its popularity this summer, Malaga flights will be resumed during summer 2020 with two weekly flights and Salalah will be reinstated during the same period with three weekly flights.