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Gulf Air resumes flights to Iran and Iraq


Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air will resume its services to Iran and Iraq from 20 September 2012 following the Bahrain Government’s approval.

Flights to Baghdad, Erbil, Najaf and Basra in Iraq and Tehran, Mashhad, Shiraz and Isfahan in Iran will begin progressively between 20 September and 28 October 2012 subject to final approvals by the civil aviation authorities of the respective countries.

Announcing the news today, Gulf Air Chief Executive Officer Mr. Samer Majali said, “We are glad to be resuming our operations to Iran and Iraq.  I am sure this will be a welcoming news for thousands of Iranians and Iraqis living and working in Bahrain and the GCC countries as well as the business community for whom the direct flights will be a great advantage.”Compare Car Hire

He continued, “We were the first and only full-service GCC carrier to operate into Baghdad back in 1976.  Again, we were the first carrier to restart our operations in 2009, which received overwhelming support from travellers with most of our flights flying to full capacity. However we had to suspend the flights in 2011 due to unavoidable circumstances but were confident that we will resume our operations soon. I am glad the time has come and we look forward to the same support from our customers.”

Flight schedule for Iraq

  • Najaf – from 20 September with four weekly flights increasing to daily from 01 December
  • Baghdad- from 21 September with five weekly flights
  • Erbil – from 23 September with four weekly flights increasing to daily from 28 October
  • Basra – from 29 October with three weekly flights increasing to four from 01 December

Flight schedule for Iran

  • Mashhad – from 22 September with four weekly flights increasing to daily from 02 December
  • Shiraz- from 23 September with five weekly flights increasing to daily from 01 December
  • Tehran- from 25 September with six weekly flights increasing to daily from 01 December
  • Isfahan – from 30 October with three weekly flights

The above flights will be operated by a combination of Embraer and Airbus fleet.

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Posted by on 19/08/2012 in Airlines

 

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Gulf Air adds seven more flights to Bahrain


Compare Car HireEncouraged by the strong passenger growth witnessed across the network during the summer ‘12 season, Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air today announced seven additional flights between Kuwait and Bahrain in its winter timetable that has been brought forward effective 10 September 2012.

Flights to Kuwait have been increased from 42 to 49 per week with the addition of a daily morning flight departing Kuwait at 0735 hours. This new flight connects passengers arriving from London, Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi, Istanbul and Delhi within one hour to travel to Kuwait. It allows convenient connections to Sana’a, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Beirut, Khartoum and Kabul and is a great advantage for corporate travellers, who prefer to return to their destinations the same day.

Gulf Air’s new pre-winter timetable comes with a range of new features that include more frequencies between Bahrain and key GCC, MENA and Asian destinations and upgraded fleet to certain destinations providing greater capacity.

Announcing the winter schedule, Gulf Air Chief Commercial Officer Mr Karim Makhlouf said, “Following the encouraging passenger growth we witnessed during the summer, we foresee the demand to continue through to the winter. Kuwait particularly has seen excellent growth with high seat factors; therefore we have decided to add more frequencies for this route and bring forward our winter schedule that usually begins in late October to facilitate our customers with better and convenient travel options.”

He continued, “Our leadership position in the Middle East is further strengthened in this schedule with additional frequencies while our ever popular Asian sector is also being bolstered with more capacity and additional frequencies.

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