Gulf Air are Going Places

13th Aug 2003

Gulf Air has announced the addition (re-introduction) of three new destinations to its rapidly expanding network. With effect from December Gulf Air will operate daily services to Amsterdam and Rome in Europe and Johannesburg in South Africa.

This follows an earlier statement in which the airline confirmed its intention to recommence daily flights to the United States and expand to key European destinations.

Announcing the new routes, Fareed Al Alawi, Vice President Network at Gulf Air said: “Our review of customer requirements and the commercial viability studies on these routes are now complete. The final details are presently under discussion prior to the commercial agreements being signed for the start up of daily flights to all three destinations on 1 December this year.”

“Strong endorsements from the airline’s three owner states, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman, and the significant improvement in performance experienced over the last year has laid the foundation for new initiatives in our turnaround and expansion plans,” he said.

Gulf Air’s network, which stretches from Europe to Asia and presently covers 45 cities in 33 countries, is subject to ongoing optimisation and expansion. In the year to date, Gulf Air re-introduced flights to Zanzibar during June, and added Salalah and Cochin in July. Daily flights to Athens and Sydney will come on line from 23 November. The schedule for the new destinations is yet to be finalised, and the airline also intends to fly to Baghdad as soon as the necessary clearances are obtained and the airport is secured for commercial operations.


For more information on flight schedules and prices, contact Gulf Air or your nearest travel agent or visit

About Gulf Air: Gulf Air was founded in 1950. Today, it is owned by the Kingdom of Bahrain, Oman and the UAE, and is the only truly pan Gulf airline in the region. The airline’s network stretches from Europe to Asia and covers 45 cities in 33 countries. The fleet is one of the most modern in the Middle East and comprises 33 aircraft.

The airline is in the first year of a three-year strategic recovery programme, headed by President and Chief Executive, James Hogan. The airline’s aim is to further evolve by taking its renowned cultural strengths, which have been gained over more than half a century, into a global environment. For more information, please visit



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