Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, announced the addition of a suite of new religious channels to its extensive inflight entertainment offering. Complementing the existing Holy Quran audio channel, the airline has added a new video channel featuring the full 30 chapters of the Holy Quran – including all 114 Surahs – in both Arabic and English, a step-by-step ‘how to’ guide for Hajj and Umrah in four different languages and  a special Dua’a channel.

Available onboard all Gulf Air flights from now, the airline is one of the few carriers worldwide to offer such a service, enabling passengers to read or listen to the Holy Quran anytime throughout their flight.

Gulf Air’s Acting Chief Commercial Office Ahmed Janahi commented:

Given Gulf Air’s strategic positioning in the region and efficient Bahrain hub, the airline is a popular choice for pilgrims travelling for Haj, Umrah and other religious occasions. These are spiritual journeys and for this reason we took the decision to launch these new channels. Passengers can now better prepare for their pilgrimage in the air by choosing to listen to the Holy Quran through the audio channels of our inflight entertainment system, or read it using the new Holy Quran video channel as well as familiarizing themselves with the steps involved to perform Haj.’