Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – 04 June 2021: Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, announces the return of two favourite summer destinations to its expanding network; Alexandria and Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt. Both seasonal destinations will be served by the airline’s new Airbus A321neoLR with 2 weekly flights each starting from 30 June until 25 September 2021. The seasonal summer routes to Egypt will boost the airline’s network with popular seaside destinations that are favourite to many tourists and families in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the region, especially, as demand for travel gradually grows towards the summer holidays with travel restrictions easing off.
Captain Waleed Abdulhameed AlAlawi, Acting Chief Executive Officer at Gulf Air said: “We are proudly watching our network grow further with the addition of new destinations and welcoming back routes to cater to the summer traffic. Our passengers have been through this journey with us as we navigated 2020 as one of the few airlines flying at the peak of the pandemic. Today, we are one of the first airlines in the world to have announced that 100% of our crew are vaccinated, provided all our passengers complimentary COVID-19 insurance as well as to have initiated the IATA Travel Pass which we launched on our flights to London, Athens, and Singapore.”
The airline currently flies to and from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Medina, Muscat, Cairo, Amman, Casablanca, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Athens, Mykonos, Istanbul, Bangkok, Manila, Singapore, Dhaka, Colombo, the Maldives and several destinations in India and Pakistan. In line with the airline’s strategy, Mykonos and Santorini have been added as boutique summer destinations from June until end of September as well as resuming flights to Larnaca starting from 15 June and Malaga in Spain starting from 25 June.
Passengers can purchase tickets starting today and will automatically be covered with complimentary COVID-19 insurance including health and quarantine expenses in the unexpected circumstances of contracting COVID-19 abroad. Moreover, passengers are advised to visit gulfair.com/covid19 to familiarize themselves with travel advice, network and our health and safety procedures.