BAHRAIN Air has announced plans to launch services to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, as from June 11, making Jeddah the airline’s 10th destination.
There will be four flights a week according to Soha Alborshaid, assistant manager corporate communications. “The flights have been scheduled keeping in minds the convenience of families and business travellers.”
The announcement was made at the opening of BITE 2008.
“The airline is negotiating with aircraft manufacturers to purchase six brand new aircraft at a cost of $270 million to be added to its existing fleet of modern aircraft,” she said.
Bahrain Air had recently announced flights to Cochin, Kerala, which began last month. The airline will also begin two weekly flights to Aleppo this month as well as daily flights to Kuwait and two weekly flights to Bangladesh's capital Dhaka by October 2008.
“We launched the airline during a lean travel season and have already witnessed an increase of 20 per cent in the passenger capacity,” she said.
“Recently, we reached a 50 per cent capacity in certain sectors and are positive that we will have optimum capacity by the time the travel season is on. In addition we are speaking with tour operators across the GCC and hope to launch our holiday’s division by the end of the year.”