Gulf Air in new Dubai airport flights accord



MANAMA: Gulf Air has signed a memorandum of understanding to become the first full-service network carrier to fly into Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC).

Gulf Air said it plans to operate a daily service linking DWC to its home base in Bahrain effective from December 8.

Bahrain’s national carrier already operates 51 flights per week into Dubai International but is targeting travellers who value the new airport’s convenience and proximity to new Dubai.

“We are thrilled to announce the signing of an MoU with Gulf Air, the first full-service airline to commit to operations into DWC,” said Dubai Airports chief Paul Griffiths.

“Gulf Air’s daily service to Bahrain and onward connections through its network are sure to be appealing to a wide number of travellers.

“It’s clear the interest in our new passenger terminal is growing in leaps and bounds.

“We are confident passengers will appreciate the sleek efficiency of our newest passenger terminal and the growing slate of flights it has on offer,” he added.

“We are delighted to be the first full-service carrier operating to Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central,” said Gulf Air acting chief executive Maher Al Musallam.

Gulf Air’s new daily evening flight to DWC will provide additional travel options and seamless connections through Bahrain to over 30 destinations, maximising passenger convenience.

Furthermore, the airport’s close proximity to the holiday, residential and business developments of Arabian Ranches, Dubai Marina, Dubai Media City and Palm Jumeirah makes it an attractive, alternative, time-saving travel proposition for passengers located in or travelling to these areas.”

“Gulf Air has been operating to Dubai since 1960 and today operates seven flights daily from Bahrain International Airport to Dubai International, the additional flight to DWC boosts Gulf Air’s capacity to the emirate by 10pc,” Mr Musallam added.