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Gulf Air Increases Flights to Egypt to Meet Growing Passenger Demand

July 5, 2014 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, today announced it will increase its flights between Bahrain and Cairo from 10 to 12 flights per week to meet high passenger demand following successful negotiations between the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Civil Aviation Authority and Arab Republic of Egypt’s Civil Aviation Authority, to increase air traffic rights between the two countries.

Gulf Air’s new schedule to Cairo, effective from 23rd of July, will see additional flights between Manama and the Egyptian capital. With one of the largest Middle East networks, Bahrain’s national carrier is well positioned to link Cairo to several key destinations in the region with excellent connectivity via Bahrain to prominent cities in the Gulf, the Indian Sub-continent and the Far East such as Dubai, UAE, Bangkok, Thailand and Delhi, India in less than two hours.

Gulf Air’s Acting Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Ahmed Janahi said: “Gulf Air has held longstanding ties with the Arab Republic of Egypt since we became one of the first Gulf carriers to land in Cairo in 1972. We are always looking to satisfy the high demand on this route and cater to passenger needs and now, with the summer and Eid holidays fast approaching, our passengers can benefit from the additional connection and schedule flexibility to spend the holidays with their families and loved ones.”

Flights to Cairo will increase from 10 to 12 weekly flights, adding an additional frequency on Wednesdays and Sundays departing Bahrain at 17:15 local time. The new schedule will take effect from the 23rd of July and flights can be booked online at www.gulfair.com, by calling the airline’s 24 hour Worldwide Contact Centre on (+973) 17373737, or through any Gulf Air sales offices and approved travel agencies.

The new flight schedule is as follows:

Flight Number Departure Airport Departure Time Arrival Airport Arrival Time      Frequency
GF071 Bahrain 10:15 Cairo 13:20 Daily
GF070 Cairo 14:05 Bahrain 17:10 Daily
GF079 Bahrain 17:15 Cairo 20:20 Sat, Sun, Tue, Wed &Thu
GF080 Cairo 21:05 Bahrain 00:10+1 Sat, Sun, Tue, Wed & Thu

*all times are local

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