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Gulf Air takes off for Colombo, Sri Lanka
The Gulf Air team celebrate as the first flight takes off for Colombo, Sri Lanka

Gulf Air takes off for Colombo, Sri Lanka

Gulf Air has commenced its direct operations to Bandaranaike International Airport, in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, with five flights per week.

Gulf Air chief executive, Maher Salman Al Musallam, commented at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held at Bahrain International Airport: “We are delighted to strengthen our Asia network with the launch of direct flights to the Colombo.

“We expect our newest destination to further enhance Gulf Air’s network, in line with our business strategy to provide strong business and tourism links to the Kingdom of Bahrain and the region while simultaneously appealing to our passengers’ travel requirement.”

Boasting one of the Middle East’s largest networks, with double daily flights or more to ten regional cities, Gulf Air is well-positioned to connect passengers travelling to/from Colombo to several key destinations in the Middle East and Europe via its efficient Bahrain International Airport hub.

The Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier’s network currently serves 41 cities in 24 countries spanning three continents.

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, commenced operations in 1950, becoming one of the first commercial airlines established in the Middle East.