Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain: Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, is set to increase its direct Delhi service from two to three daily flights starting from 9th July 2019. Strengthening relationship with Indian nationals residing in the Gulf region as well as supporting tourism between both nations, Gulf Air has provided direct air services between India and Bahrain since 1960, operating 75 weekly flights to eight destinations in India: Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin, Hyderabad, Calicut and Bangalore.
Commenting on the upcoming increase, Gulf Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Krešimir Kučko said: “We are constantly developing strategies to satisfy the high demand to and from India and cater to our passengers’ needs across the Gulf Air network. Gulf Air’s increased Delhi frequency will enhance the existing Gulf Air service to one of our national carrier’s eight destinations in India. With additional flights between Bahrain and Delhi we are offering enhanced schedule flexibility for our valued travelers while also creating improved connections for those travelling to and from Gulf Air’s network of onwards destinations across the globe.”
Gulf Air is well positioned to link regional travellers to Delhi while allowing seamless movement from the Indian city to several key regional and European destinations with excellent connectivity via Bahrain International Airport.
The additional Delhi flights will take effect from 09th July 2019, 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.
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 49 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 airline received 5 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner’s and 1 Airbus A320neo aircraft in 2018. In 2019 the airline will further receive 2 Dreamliner’s and 4 A320neos in 2019. 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.
© Press Release 2019