Gulf Air wins green signal for Pakistan ops
Manama, August 22, 2013
Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has been awarded flight operating rights to five major airports in Pakistan including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar and Sialkot.
This came after a meeting between Transportation Ministry's Civil Aviation Affairs acting under-secretary Ahmed Nemat Ali and a visiting delegation from Pakistan's civil aviation authority, headed by Amjad Ali Toor, according to a report in the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
Ali said that this achievement would benefit the kingdom's national carrier's current and future operational plans in regard to key destinations in Pakistan which serve as hubs for the Indian Sub-continent.
He emphasised the longstanding historical relationship between Bahrain and Pakistan in the field of aviation services.
This goes back to the early 1970s when an air transport agreement was first signed between the two countries, giving national carrier Gulf Air the opportunity to launch its first flight to Karachi International Airport. – TradeArabia News Service