Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain : Gulf Air - the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier – in line with its boutique strategy to add leisure destinations to its delicate crafted network, has revealed a new addition to its 2020 network with a popular business and leisure destination: Kuala Lumpur, the largest city and the capital of Malaysia commencing from July 2020 with daily flights and operated by the airline’s flagship Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
“This is very exciting for us at Gulf Air to reach further places and connect multiple cities in the East and the West to our hub, the Kingdom of Bahrain.” Stated Mr. Krešimir Kučko, Gulf Air’s Chief Executive Officer, on this expansion and route announcement. “We are glad to resume operations to Kuala Lumpur; a destination known for its leisure and business appeal. We will be operating daily flights to the Malaysian capital as it has proven to be an extremely popular destination to our passengers.”
The airline’s network is expanding tactically and rapidly to strengthen the current reach by adding feeder cities to balance traffic from the east and west of the Kingdom. Complimented by a new fleet, Gulf Air’s long haul routes are being exclusively served by the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. With its boutique business model that was announced earlier this year, Gulf Air has started its fleet modernization program and has already received 7 new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and 5 new Airbus 320neo.
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 48 cities in 27 countries.
The airline operates 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 currently serves all its destinations with a combination of wide and narrow body fleet of 37 aircraft. The modern fleet will herald a new era for Gulf Air as it continues to enhance its product and service offering. 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. With its mobile app and Bahrain stopover programme, the airline promotes Bahrain as a tourist destination to the world.
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.
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