7 May 2018

Gulf Air announces summer 2018 schedule

Source: Gulf Air. Plane in Gulf Air livery.
Source: Gulf Air. Plane in Gulf Air livery.
Gulf Air, the kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has rolled out its 2018 Summer Schedule, increasing capacity and flights to and from several popular destinations during the upcoming peak travel period between mid-June and mid-September 2018.

Gulf Air flights to the Jordanian capital Amman will increase to triple daily, while flights to the Lebanese capital Beirut will increase to double daily. The popular summer destination of Istanbul in Turkey will be served with 12 weekly flights during the peak summer period while flights to Baghdad in Iraq are now permanently increased to a five-weekly service. Additionally, the airline’s flights to Multan in Pakistan have already increased to five weekly. 

Regionally, the airline’s upcoming network expansion will see it launch five weekly flights to Abha and Tabuk in KSA from 15 June. In India, Gulf Air has expanded to include daily flights to Bangalore from 1 May and seven flights weekly to Calicut from 15 June. Alongside this, the airline will offer five weekly flights to Baku in Azerbaijan from 12 June.

Gulf Air CEO Krešimir Kučko commented, “Not only will our upcoming network additions better connect our valued passengers to the places and people that matter the most, our Summer 2018 Schedule will see us increase flights to several popular destinations during the peak summer travel period between mid-June and mid-September 2018. The frequency and capacity increases that Gulf Air will implement in the coming months are in response to the demand on these key routes. 

"Gulf Air’s summer schedule provides greater choice of flights and greater capacity to carry more passengers during the busy summer holiday period. This will also serve to strengthen the kingdom of Bahrain’s strategic business and tourism links and facilitate enhanced connectivity for passengers travelling across the Gulf Air network, to and from Bahrain.”

In 2018, Gulf Air’s network will serve 49 cities in 26 countries.