As part of its commitment to enhance its customer services, Gulf Air, the national carrier of Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar, has increased the frequency of its flights to regional and international destinations for the peak summer period.
“We have increased the number of flights from our four gateways to 565 per week, in direct response to the demands of our passengers who wish to travel during this extremely busy period,” said James Hogan, President & Chief Executive, Gulf Air. “The falcon now flies more often to London, Amman, Damascus, Cairo, Casablanca, Khartoum, Mumbai, Channai, Kathmandu, Lahore, Dammam and Mashad.”
Gulf Air is also introducing other value-added services. “Passengers in Bahrain will notice new plush surroundings at check-in areas and those in transit can now enjoy reduced waiting times and formalities due to streamlined procedures, including the ability to pre-book transit hotel accommodation,” added Mr Hogan. “Telephone and fax check-in facilities have also been re-introduced at selected airports and an e-mail and Internet check-in option will soon be available in Singapore.”
With soaring traffic on the most extensive intra-Gulf network of any carrier in the region, Gulf Air is also deploying larger wide-body Airbus and Boeing aircraft on some of its high traffic routes. The airline has also announced its top 10 regional and international routes this year are to London; Bangkok and Hong Kong; Mumbai; Manila; Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta; Dhaka; Trivandrum; Cairo; Delhi; and Chennai.