Gulf Air to resume flights to Athens
Manama, April 10, 2014
Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, is set to resume flights to Athens on June 16.
The airlines will fly four weekly flights to the Athens International Airport, said a statement.
Maher Salman Al Musallam, acting CEO, said: “We are seeing unique business and tourism opportunities in Greece alongside positive signs of the country’s economic recovery.
“Accordingly, and on the back of Gulf Air’s recent network expansion to key destinations such as Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC) and Thiruvananthapuram in India, I am delighted to announce the return of our services to Athens.”
Gulf Air’s service between Athens and Bahrain will offer passengers onward connections via Bahrain across the GCC, Mena region and beyond, said the statement.
“Flights to Athens will appeal to Bahrain and GCC residents as the Greek capital is popular with both business and leisure travellers. We expect Athens to be a successful addition to our network and look forward to a continuation of our strong ties with the Greek capital,” said Al Musallam.
Gulf Air’s four weekly flights will be operated by an Airbus A320-ER aircraft in a two-class configuration, featuring 14 Falcon Gold Class seats and 96 Economy Class seats.
The aircraft features full flat-bed seats and is equipped with the airline’s latest in-flight entertainment technology. - TradeArabia News Service