(23 Jun 2021) Gulf Air has launched point to point flights beyond its Bahrain International Airport hub, expanding operations to new destinations and passenger services to new markets.
The airline has launched flights between Athens and Larnaca as well as between Bangkok and Singapore.
Captain Waleed AlAlawi, Gulf Air’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, said, “This is an exciting development for the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Now, not only we operate from and to our hub, but we will also operate from and to foreign points and give the opportunity to more passengers to experience our Arabian hospitality at a local level in their own markets.
“We studied the demand between Athens and Larnaca as well as between Bangkok and Singapore to carry passengers between each city pair. This is the beginning of a wider plan to expand globally and be available and more visible to the local markets in countries that we fly to.”
Last month, the airline announced that all its flights would be operated by 100% vaccinated crew including pilots and flight attendants. The airline started its internal vaccination campaign for its operating crew and front line staff in December 2020.
Moreover, recently Gulf Air announced offering complimentary COVID-19 travel insurance coverage to all ticket holders including health and quarantine expenses in the unexpected circumstances of being diagnosed with or contracting COVID19 during a passenger’s journey.
All tickets booked, including redemption tickets, on Gulf Air flights for travel starting from 10 May until 10 November 2021 are automatically covered with the COVID19 insurance at no extra cost.
All passengers, according to the newly announced insurance policy and in the unfortunate event of being diagnosed with COVID-19 while traveling abroad, will be covered for repatriation assistance, medical and hospitals costs abroad as well as quarantine accommodation costs.
Coverage is applicable on Gulf Air operated flights with Gulf Air ticket numbers that are purchased through the airline’s website, the call centre, Gulf Air’s sales offices or travel agents.