Gulf air announces summer schedule
Gulf Air’s summer schedule is to include flights to the Egyptian city of Alexandria, and twice-weekly flights to the African spice island of Zanzibar. For the holiday season, between June 18 and September 14 this year, Gulf Air will operate Airbus A320 on twice weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and the popular Egyptian coastal holiday destination.
The summer schedule also features three flights a week from Bahrain to the Holy City of Mashad in Iran over the same period. Flights to Tanzania’s tropical paradise island of Zanzibar are also being reinstated. Regular flights to the ‘spice island’ will commence on June 18 and will be operated by Gulf Traveler, Gulf Air’s new all economy full service airline.
The fleet of Boeing 767-300ER aircraft will provide twice-weekly services to Zanzibar and Dar Es Salaam from Abu Dhabi and Muscat. Dar Es Salaam is also serviced on the other five days with flights through Nairobi.
The new destinations are also featured in Gulf Air Holiday’s network-wide Stopover Program and the recently launched World Experience Program, which offer a one-stop total travel package including flights, airport transfers, hotel accommodation and car hire.
“Central to providing the kind of service our customers deserve, is getting them where they want to be, when they need to be there,” said Fareed Al-Alawi, vice president Networks at Gulf Air. “We are enhancing and expanding our network on this principle to better meet the needs of our customers and the various segments of the market.”
Gulf Air’s network stretches from Europe to Asia and covers 43 cities in 32 countries. The fleet is one of the most modern in the Middle East and comprises 30 aircraft. The airline is committed to building on its strong regional network around the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Pan Arab region, with increases in daily frequencies and more convenient connections from Bahrain, Abu Dhabi and Muscat to key destinations in the Gulf, Africa, the Indian Subcontinent and the Far East, according to a company press release.
Gulf Air also operates direct daily services into London, Paris and Frankfurt from its gateways in the Gulf. Gulf Air was founded in 1950. Today, it is owned by the Kingdom of Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The airline is in the first year of a three-year strategic recovery program.— (menareport.com)
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