Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Gulf Air has more flights this summer

The national carrier of Bahrain, Gulf Air is adding additional flights and capacity to several of its key destinations this summer. The move follows a prediction by the airline that the summer travel demand to many of its key destinations will be strong despite the current economic climate. The airline has expanded its flights to Frankfurt from 9 to 11 per week while increasing its flights to Kuala Lumpur to a daily service. Asia's other tourist destinations like Bangkok and Katmandu will see double daily flights from Bahrain during the summer season. Flights to Tehran will become a daily service, while flights to Manila have been increased to 12 per week.

Destinations in the Levant region will see bigger planes offering more seats to meet the summer rush. Gulf Air has also expanded its code share agreement with American Airlines so that it now covers more than 40 US cities giving multiple and seamless connections to its customers.