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Gulf Air launches services to Alexandria and Aleppo

7th April 2010 Print

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, will be launching services two new destinations, Alexandria and Aleppo, from June 2010. 

Services to the Egyptian city of Alexandria will start on June 2 with four flights per week on Monday, Wednesday Thursday and Saturday. Flights to Aleppo in Syria will commence on 17 June with three flights per week on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

The airline has also announced additional flights and more capacity on key destinations as part of its new summer schedule.

Gulf Air will increase its services to both Iran and Iraq. Tehran, Shiraz and Mashad will be served daily and Baghdad and Erbil services will increase respectively to a five times and three times weekly service.  The airline will also increase frequencies to Kuala Lumpur offering a daily service.

Gulf Air will also deploy larger aircraft on key destinations across the Levant region including Beirut to meet the expected strong seasonal demand.

Gulf Air Chief Commercial Officer, Kyle Haywood said:  “We have decided to make Aleppo and Alexandria permanent destinations on the Gulf Air network following their successful introduction during last year’s summer seasonal programme.  The addition of these two destinations will further strengthen our regional network and reinforce our position as the carrier with the largest number of Middle East connections through our Bahrain Airport hub. 

“Despite the current difficult economic conditions we expect demand to be strong this summer and have re-worked our network accordingly.  With the lease of the two Embraer E170 regional jets and the arrival of seven brand new A320 aircraft we have the operational flexibility and efficiency to achieve this.” 

Gulf Air Chief Executive Samer Majali said: “The launch of our summer schedule takes us another step closer to fulfilling our strategic blueprint to create an airline that reflects the needs and aspirations of its customers with a targeted, more focused regional and international network, a superior and more consistent product and a modern, more efficient fleet.  This summer not only will our customers benefit from new services and additional frequencies they will also enjoy enhanced products and services and greater value for money with the launch of our new premium travel experience ‘Falcon Gold’ as well as increased comfort and aircraft reliability with the deployment of our new regional jets and narrow body aircraft across our short and mid haul routes.”

Gulf Air’s new Embraer aircraft, will be deployed on the airline's high frequency routes including Abu Dhabi, Muscat and Baghdad.

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