Gulf Air Launches Summer 2016 Schedule

(PresseBox) (Manama - Kingdom of Bahrain, ) In anticipation of the upcoming peak summer travel period Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has announced frequency increases to and from all of Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport and Istanbul Atatürk Airport, with Gulf Air’s double daily Amman service and daily Beirut service increasing to multiple daily with an increase of 3 weekly flights to each city while the airline’s 5 weekly Istanbul service will increase to daily – all from July until end of August, in anticipation of growing passenger demand.

Gulf Air’s Acting Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Ahmed Janahi commented on the additional flights: “Boosting our network, Gulf Air’s planned frequency increases will provide greater choice of flights and enhanced connectivity for passengers travelling across the Gulf Air network. The summer period is typically associated with an increase in travel demand to some of our airline’s most popular destinations. Our additional frequencies to the Jordanian and Lebanese capital cities and Turkey’s most populous city, are all key to strengthening our existing business and tourism links. These additional flights allow greater connectivity and more seamless travel for passengers travelling across our extensive network via Bahrain International Airport while facilitating movement to and from the Kingdom of Bahrain.”

Gulf Air boasts one of the largest Middle East networks with multiple daily flights to ten regional cities, in addition to select destinations in the Indian Subcontinent and Europe, from its hub at Bahrain International Airport. The national carrier is well-positioned to provide seamless connectivity and two-way movement across its network and through its efficient Bahrain hub.

Further information on Gulf Air’s enhanced flight schedules and bookings can be found online at or by calling the airline’s 24 hour Worldwide Contact Centre on (+973) 17373737 or via any local 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 39 cities in 22 countries spanning three continents. The airline operates one of the largest networks in the Middle East, with 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 serves all its destinations with a combination wide and narrow body fleet totalling 28 modern aircraft. 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.

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.

For media enquiries, please contact:
Azza Mubarak Matar
Senior Manager Communications
Gulf Air Tel: +973 17338765 / +973 39652012

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