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Gulf Air Strengthens Operations to Saudi Arabia with Additional Flights to Riyadh

October 24, 2013 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier has added seven additional flights to its existing schedule to Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to meet increasing passenger demand.

Starting from 27 October 2013 the airline will operate one extra frequency per day from Bahrain to the Saudi capital, increasing the number of weekly flights between the two destinations by seven from 21 to 28.

Gulf Air’s decision to increase the frequency of its flights to Riyadh reinforces the airline’s strategy of strengthening its core network and maximizing convenience for its customers. Passengers travelling between Riyadh and Bahrain who wish to conduct their business and return home the same day, GF Airbus A320saving the expense of a hotel, now have even more flexibility to do so. Furthermore, passengers travelling onwards via Bahrain to other destinations in the Middle East, Europe and Asia, through Gulf Air and beyond to North America with codeshare partner American Airlines, now have access to more convenient connections.

Gulf Air’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Mr. Maher Salman Al Musallam said, “The introduction of additional flights between Riyadh and Bahrain emphasizes the importance we attach to Saudi Arabia, one of our key markets, and our business strategy toconcentrate on high-demand point-to-point routes to ensure our core customer base is served effectively and efficiently. The departure and arrival times of the additional flights have been scheduled specifically to benefit international and regional business travelers. Customers from Riyadh now have over 200 weekly connections in less than three hours via Bahrain.”

Recognizing the Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority, Mr. Al Musallam concluded, “I would like to thank Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation for their cooperation in securing additional traffic rights, permitting the additional frequency.”

Gulf Air will operate a combination of narrow and wide body aircraft between Bahrain and Riyadh. The flight schedules will be as follows;


New Frequency
Days of operation Flights Number Departing Bahrain Arrival Riyadh
Daily GF 0161 03:45 05:00
Daily GF 0163 09:40 10:55
Daily GF 0167 15:45 17:00
Daily GF 0169 20:35 21:50
Days of operation Flights Number Departing Riyadh Arrival Bahrain
Daily GF 0162 07:00 08:10
Daily GF 0164 11:40 12:50
Daily GF 0168 18:00 19:10
Daily GF 0170 22:35 23:45

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