Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, has added seven extra flights weekly to and from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, increasing capacity on the route by over 30% to meet a growing market demand. The airline will now operate one extra frequency daily increasing its scheduled flights to three per day to the key city in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Starting from 9 July 2013, Gulf Air will increase its frequency from 14 to 21 flights per week each direction. The extra flights offer more flexibility for Bahrain and Saudi-based business and leisure travelers and more flights for pilgrims who now have more choices to visit the holy city of Mecca via Jeddah.
Gulf Air Acting Chief Executive Officer Maher Salman AlMusallam said:
The introduction of additional flights between Jeddah and Bahrain reinforces the importance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a key longstanding market for Gulf Air and is aligned to the airline’s business strategy to concentrate on high-demand routes to ensure its primary customer base is served effectively and efficiently.’
The introduction of the additional flights to Jeddah gives passengers greater choices to connect through Bahrain’s efficient hub to Europe and Asia with Gulf Air and on to North America with the airline’s codeshare partner American Airlines.
Tickets can be booked online at Gulf Air website or through the Gulf Air Worldwide Contact Centre on (+973) 17373737 open 24 hours or through Gulf Air offices and approved travel agencies.