Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, will add four new boutique destinations to its global network with direct flights – two destinations in Italy and one each in France and in the United Kingdom.
The new destinations include: Milan, 5 weekly flights starting June 1; Rome, 2 weekly flights starting June 1; Manchester, 2 weekly flights starting June 1 and Nice, 2 weekly flights starting June 2.
Flights to Milan, Rome and Nice will be served by the airline’s new Airbus A321neo with two weekly flights to Rome and Nice and five weekly flights to Milan, while Manchester will be served twice per week by the airline’s flagship Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
In addition to the new destinations launching during the summer season, the airline will resume its operations to Mykonos and Santorini in Greece, Malaga in Spain, Sharm Al Sheikh and Alexandria in Egypt, and Salalah in Oman.
Gulf Air’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Captain Waleed AlAlawi said: “The new routes to our network is a testimony of the continuous expansion of Gulf Air’s network by adding Milan, Rome, Manchester and Nice. These new destinations have been on our horizon and as travel bounces back to normalcy, we knew it was the right time to launch our new routes for our passengers. Our network keeps adding popular boutique destinations that are favorite to many tourists and families in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the region especially as demand for travel grows in a healthy accelerated way towards the summer holidays.”
In 2019, Gulf Air announced its boutique business model concept which would reinforce its focus on product and customer experience and continues to showcase the implementation of its strategy successfully. Gulf Air differentiates itself as a boutique airline giving it a competitive advantage with its fleet modernization strategy, new Falcon Gold class offering, upgraded economy class experience, new destinations and its presence in the new terminal at Bahrain International Airport, the airline said.