Gulf Air steps up Egypt flights to meet rising demand

Gulf Air steps up Egypt flights to meet rising demand

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has announced it will increase its flights between Bahrain and Cairo from ten to 12 flights per week to meet high passenger demand.

The decision follows successful negotiations between the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Civil Aviation Authority and Arab Republic of Egypt’s Civil Aviation Authority, to increase air traffic rights between the two countries.

Gulf Air’s new schedule to Cairo, effective from July 23rd, will see additional flights between Manama and the Egyptian capital.

With one of the largest Middle East networks, Bahrain’s national carrier is well positioned to link Cairo to several key destinations in the region with excellent connectivity via Bahrain to prominent cities in the Gulf, the Indian Sub-continent and the Far East such as Dubai, UAE, Bangkok, Thailand and Delhi, India in less than two hours.

Gulf Air’s acting chief commercial officer, Ahmed Janahi, said: “Gulf Air has held longstanding ties with the Arab Republic of Egypt since we became one of the first Gulf carriers to land in Cairo in 1972.

“We are always looking to satisfy the high demand on this route and cater to passenger needs and now, with the summer and Eid holidays fast approaching, our passengers can benefit from the additional connection and schedule flexibility to spend the holidays with their families and loved ones.”

Flights to Cairo will increase from ten to 12 weekly flights, adding an additional frequency on Wednesdays and Sundays departing Bahrain at 17:15 local time.