Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – 23 February 2021: Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, announces the addition of Singapore to its growing network with 1 weekly flight starting April 2021. The airline continues to explore opportunities to expand its network and reach to different regions of the world. Known for its premium leisure and business appeal, Singapore will serve as another boutique destination of the only boutique airline in the Middle East. Gulf Air’s newest destination will further enhance the connectivity of the airline’s destinations in Europe and GCC, with a convenient departure and arrival timing to/from Singapore.
Operated by the airline’s flagship Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the Singapore route will be added to Gulf Air’s list of Asian routes of Bangkok and Manila. Gulf Air first operated flights to Singapore in the 1990s and by adding it to its network in April 2021, it will be amongst the airline’s top long-haul routes.
Gulf Air’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner offer 282 seats in a two-class configuration, with 26 Falcon Gold Class seats and 256 Economy Class seats – a 32% increase in capacity on the airline’s previous wide body offering. The industry-leading technology of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner boasts superior fuel efficiency, environmentally friendly operations and range flexibility that will facilitate Gulf Air’s planned network expansion and fleet optimisation at a lower operating cost.