Encouraged 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.
“We are encouraged by the strong support from our customers for whom we are a carrier of choice as we offer one of the youngest fleets with an average age of just 4.7 years, the best network of destinations, excellent connectivity to different market segments, consistent and high quality products, state-of-the-art inflight entertainment including the world’s first live TV, broadband internet and mobile phone services on long haul routes, and above all, a real value-for–money to our customers” Mr. Makhlouf concluded.