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Monday, July 8, 2013

Gulf Air Increases Frequencies to Jeddah from Double to Triple Daily

 Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier has added seven extra flights weekly to and from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia via Bahrain, increasing capacity on the route by over 30% to meet a growing market demand. The airline will now operate one extra frequency daily increasing its scheduled flights to three per day the key city in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  

Starting from 9 July 2013, Gulf Air will increase its frequency from 14 to 21 flights per week between Bahrain and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The extra flights offer more flexibility for business and leisure travelers, as well as offering more flights for pilgrims who now have more choices to visit the holy city of Mecca via Jeddah.

Gulf Air Acting Chief Executive Officer Mr. Maher Salman AlMusallam said, “The introduction of additional flights to Jeddah reinforces the importance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a key longstanding market for Gulf Air and its destinations.” 

He continued, “As part of Gulf Air’s restructuring strategy the airline is committed to strengthening its core services specifically its regional network; Gulf Air operates one of the largest networks in the region. Gulf Air is proactively looking for opportunities to strengthen its network through increasing frequencies, enhancing existing codeshare relationships and developing others. We are in the final stages of negotiations to increase frequencies to a number of key destinations in order to offer more convenient travel options to our customers.”

The introduction of the additional flights to Jeddah gives passengers greater choices to connect through Bahrain’s efficient hub to the Middle East and Asia. 

Tickets can be booked online at www.gulfair.com or through the Gulf Air Worldwide Contact Centre on (+973) 17373737 open 24 hours or through Gulf Air offices and approved travel agencies.