Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain has announced a new seasonal summer service to Egypt, with the connections to Alexandria and Sharm El Sheikh becoming the latest additions to the carrier’s expanding network.
Both seasonal destinations will be served by the airline’s new Airbus A321neo-LR with 2 weekly flights each starting from 30 June until 25 September 2021.
The seasonal summer routes to Egypt will also boost the airline’s network and specifically popular seaside destinations that are a favourite to many tourists and families in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the region, especially, as travel demand gradually grows towards the summer holidays with travel restrictions easing off.
Tickets are currently available for sale and will automatically be covered with complimentary COVID-19 insurance including health and quarantine expenses in the unexpected circumstances of contracting COVID-19 abroad.
Captain Waleed Abdulhameed AlAlawi, Acting Chief Executive Officer at Gulf Air said: “We are proudly watching our network grow further with the addition of new destinations and welcoming back routes to cater to the summer traffic. Our passengers have been through this journey with us as we navigated 2020 as one of the few airlines flying at the peak of the pandemic.”
“We are one of the first airlines in the world to have announced that 100% of our crew are vaccinated, provided all our passengers complimentary COVID-19 insurance as well as to have initiated the IATA Travel Pass which we launched on our flights to London, Athens, and Singapore.”
Gulf Air currently flies to and from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Medina, Muscat, Cairo, Amman, Casablanca, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Athens, Mykonos, Istanbul, Bangkok, Manila, Singapore, Dhaka, Colombo, the Maldives and several destinations in India and Pakistan.
In line with the airline’s strategy, the airline notes that Mykonos and Santorini have been added as boutique summer destinations from June until end of September as well as the resumption flights to Larnaca starting from 15 June and Malaga in Spain starting from 25 June.
By Victor Shalton Odhiambo