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Gulf Air returns 80pc of flight schedule to pre-pandemic level

Bahrain’s National carrier Gulf Air has begun the summer season with 80 per cent of its pre-pandemic destinations as it continues to resume operations and restore services to cities of its original 2019 destination network. 

The airline recently launched new seasonal destinations for the summer of 2021 with direct flights to Mykonos and Santorini in Greece, Malaga in Spain and Alexandria and Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt as well as recently resuming Tbilisi in Georgia. 

Commenting on this network restoration milestone, Acting CEO Captain Waleed AlAlawi said: “We at Gulf Air are very excited and proud to restore 80 per cent of our 2019 destinations network amidst the restrictions and continuous updates from each and every destination we fly to.”

“The national carrier of Bahrain never stopped flying during the peak of the pandemic making it one of the most experienced and safest airlines to fly during these times and today we are growing closer to our full network,” he noted.

“We are working on frequencies and connectivity to offer more choices and more convenience to our passengers and we are confident that the months ahead will feature more milestones and success stories to tell,” he added.

Recently, Gulf Air announced the launch of point to point flights beyond its Bahrain International Airport hub allowing the airline to expand its operations to new destinations as well as extending passenger services to new markets.

The national carrier also launched flights between Athens and Larnaca allowing passengers from either location to buy tickets and commute between both Mediterranean cities. Similarly, it started flights between Bangkok and Singapore where passengers can buy tickets to fly between both Far Eastern capitals.

Back in May, the airline announced that all its flights would be operated by 100 per cent vaccinated crew including pilots and flight attendants. The airline recently announced offering complimentary COVID-19 travel insurance coverage to all ticket holders including health and quarantine expenses in the unexpected circumstances of being diagnosed with or contracting Covid-19 during passengers’ journeys. 

All tickets booked, including redemption tickets, on Gulf Air flights for travel until November 10 are automatically covered under Covid-19 insurance at no extra cost.

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