02 November 2016

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, is set to increase its direct Sialkot service from two to four weekly flights starting from 1st December 2016 to meet high passenger demand.

Commenting on the upcoming increase, Gulf Air Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Ahmed Janahi said: “We are always looking to satisfy the high demand to and from Pakistan and cater to passenger needs across the Gulf Air network. Gulf Air’s increased Sialkot frequency will enhance the existing Gulf Air service to one of our national carrier’s seven destinations in Pakistan. With additional flights between Bahrain and Sialkot we are offering enhanced schedule flexibility for our valued travelers while also creating improved connections for those passengers travelling to and from Gulf Air’s network of onwards destinations across the globe.”

Catering to over 3.5 million Pakistani nationals residing in the Gulf region, Gulf Air has provided direct air services between Pakistan and Bahrain since 1960. Last year Bahrain’s national carrier introduced direct services to the cities of Multan and Faisalabad in Pakistan taking the airline’s total Pakistan destinations up to seven cities: Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Sialkot, Multan and Faisalabad. With one of the largest Middle East networks, Bahrain’s national carrier is well positioned to link regional travelers to Sialkot while allowing seamless movement from the Pakistani city to several key regional and European destinations with excellent connectivity via Bahrain International Airport.

The additional Sialkot flights will take effect from 1st December 2016 and flights can be booked online at www.gulfair.com, by calling the airline’s 24 hour Worldwide Contact Centre on (+973) 17373737, or through any Gulf Air sales offices and approved travel agencies.

The new flight schedule is as follows:



Dept. Airport

Dept. Time*

Arrival Airport

Arrival Time*

GF 772






GF 773






GF 768






GF 769






*all times are local

About Gulf Air
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. Today, Gulf Air is a major international carrier serving 40 cities in 23 countries spanning three continents. The airline operates one of the largest networks in the Middle East, with double daily flights or more to 10 regional cities, in addition to select destinations in the Indian Subcontinent and Europe, from its hub at Bahrain International Airport. Gulf Air serves all its destinations with a combination wide and narrow body fleet totalling 28 modern aircraft. Renowned for its traditional Arabian hospitality, evidenced by the airline’s signature family and business friendly products, Gulf Air is committed to being an industry leader and developing products and services that reflect the evolving needs and aspirations of its passengers.

Gulf Air connects Bahrain to the world and, as such, is a key national infrastructure asset, serving as a powerful driver for the economy and supporting the Kingdom’s on-going economic growth.

Gulf Air has been the Title Sponsor of the FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX ever since it made history as the first Formula 1 Grand Prix to be held in the Middle East in 2004. In addition, the airline has been Official Carrier of the biennial Bahrain International Airshow since it was first held in 2010.

For media enquiries, please contact:
Azza Mubarak Matar
Senior Manager Communications
Gulf Air Tel: +973 17338765 / +973 39652012
Email: Azza.Matar@gulfair.com    

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