Gulf Air to add more summer flights

22 Apr 2009

To meet the demand during the peak summer months, Gulf Air is adding flights and capacity to several of its key destinations, including three in Asia.

The Bahrain national carrier will double its daily flights to Bangkok and Kathmandu and will increase its frequency to Kuala Lumpur from nine to 11 flights per week during this busy season.

The airline has also expanded its code share agreement with American airlines to now cover over 40 cities in the US.

“While many people are talking about the global economic turmoil, we are still very focused on the needs of the customers. The summer schedule means we can offer a wider range of frequencies and connecting flights to our most popular destinations,” said Gulf Air CEO Björn Näf.

Besides the additional flights, Gulf Air is also deploying its new Boeing 777 aircraft on its busiest routes like London, Manila, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.

“We are continually monitoring the changing market demand and aligning our network proactively to ensure we take advantage of the opportunities,” Näf noted.

The airline recently announced re-fleeting programme over the next five years. It has signed a US$6-billion deal with Boeing for the purchase of 24 Boeing 787 and 35 Airbus aircraft.

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Joshua Tan

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