Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, has said it will increase its flights between Bahrain and Kuwait from 40 to 42 flights per week.
The national carrier’s decision to add frequencies to the Kuwaiti capital followed an increase in passenger demand between the two countries.
Gulf Air acting chief commercial Ahmed Janahi commented on the enhanced flight schedule: “We are delighted to announce two additional frequencies between Bahrain and Kuwait to further strengthen our regional network.
“Our Kuwait-Bahrain route sees consistently high seat factors and in response to the growing passenger demand, the introduction of two more weekly flights to Kuwait should reinforce Gulf Air’s longstanding commitment to our valued neighbour.
“With 42 weekly flights between Bahrain and Kuwait, travellers from across the Gulf Air network can take advantage of our fast and easy connections via Bahrain as we continue to strengthen our GCC and MENA network.
“We expect to see continuing strong demand on our Kuwait route and will continue to cater to our customer base there.”
Building upon a relationship that dates back to Gulf Air’s maiden flight into Kuwait City in 1959, Kuwait remains a strategic destination and market for Bahrain’s national carrier.
Recognising the key importance of the Kuwait market for Gulf Air, one of the airline’s high-demand routes, the airline hopes to further develop the market and take advantage of fast-growing traffic from Kuwait by connecting it to various destinations across the entire Gulf Air network.
As one of the largest Middle East networks with double daily flights to more than ten regional cities, the Kingdom’s national carrier is well positioned to link Kuwait to key business and leisure destinations in the region and beyond with excellent connectivity via Bahrain in less than three hours.
The two additional weekly frequencies between Bahrain and Kuwait will operate on Saturdays and Sundays departing Bahrain at 13:15 to arrive into Kuwait International Airport at 14:20 and departing Kuwait at 15:05, arriving in Bahrain International Airport at 16:05.