Gulf Air adds new routes
Gulf Air has reintroduced three new destinations.
It will operate daily services to Amsterdam and Rome in Europe and Johannesburg in South Africa from December, this year. This follows an earlier statement in which the airline confirmed its intention to recommence daily flights to the US and expand to key European destinations.
Announcing the new routes, Fareed Al Alawi, vice-president Network at Gulf Air said: “Our review of customer requirements and the commercial viability studies on these routes are now complete.
“The final details are presently under discussion prior to the commercial agreements being signed for the start up of daily flights to all three destinations on December 1, this year.”
In the year to date, Gulf Air reintroduced flights to Zanzibar during June, and added Salalah and Cochin in July.
Daily flights to Athens and Sydney will come on line from November 23.
The number of passengers on Gulf Air flights in August is up by 15.6 per cent compared to the same period last year.
The number of first class passengers is also up by 38.7 per cent, which is attributed to a 64 per cent increase in premium passengers on the European sector.
The improved performance follows record figures in July, when the airline achieved a load factor of 72 per cent with year-on-year increases if 13.8 per cent and 8.2 per cent in passenger cargo growth respectively.