- A Monitor Report
16 May, 2018  |
: Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has unveiled plans to increase capacity and flights to and from several popular destinations during the upcoming summer travel schedule between mid-June and mid-September 2018.
Gulf Air flights to the Jordanian capital city of Amman will increase to triple daily, while flights to the Lebanese capital city of Beirut will increase to double daily.
The popular summer destination of Istanbul in Turkey will be served with 12 weekly flights during the peak summer period while Athens, Greece will be served by seven weekly Gulf Air flights.
Gulf Air flights to Larnaca, Cyprus have permanently increased to a daily service and Baghdad in Iraq has also permanently increased to five flights per week.
Additionally, the airline's flights to Multan in Pakistan have already increased to five times per week, while Gulf Air has increased capacity on its Cairo, Khartoum and Addis Ababa routes.
Gulf Air's first Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner will serve the airline's double daily London Heathrow service, with increased capacity and enhanced, superior on-board products and services, from June 15.
Alongside this, Gulf Air will increase its flights during the peak summer period by 200 more weekly flights compared to 2017.
Regionally, the airline's upcoming network expansion will see it launch five weekly flights to Abha and Tabuk in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from June 15, thrice weekly flights to Alexandria, Egypt from June 10 and two weekly flights to Sharm El Shaikh, Egypt from June 16 .
In India, Gulf Air expanded to include daily flights to Bangalore from May 1 and seven flights weekly to Calicut from June 15. Alongside this, the airline will offer five flights weekly to Casablanca in Morocco from June 11 and five weekly flights to Baku in Azerbaijan from June 12.