(23 Jun 2021)
Gulf Air has launched point to point flights beyond its Bahrain International Airport hub, expanding operations to new destinations
services to new markets.
The airline has launched flights between Athens
and Larnaca as well as between Bangkok and Singapore.
Captain Waleed AlAlawi, Gulf Air’s Acting Chief
Executive Officer, said, “This is an exciting development for the national
carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Now, not only we operate from
and to our hub, but we will also operate from and to foreign
points and give the opportunity to more passengers to experience
our Arabian hospitality at a local level in their own markets.
“We studied the demand between Athens and Larnaca as well
as between Bangkok and Singapore to carry passengers between each
city pair. This is the beginning of a wider plan to expand
globally and be available and more visible to the local markets in
countries that we fly to.”
Last month, the airline
announced that all its flights would be operated by 100%
vaccinated crew including pilots and flight attendants. The
airline started its internal vaccination campaign for its
operating crew and front line staff in December 2020.
Moreover, recently Gulf Air announced
offering complimentary COVID-19 travel insurance coverage to all
ticket holders including health and quarantine expenses in the
unexpected circumstances of being diagnosed with or contracting
COVID19 during a passenger’s journey.
All tickets booked, including redemption tickets, on Gulf Air flights for travel
starting from 10 May until 10 November 2021 are automatically covered with
the COVID19 insurance at no extra cost.
according to the newly announced insurance policy and in the
unfortunate event of being diagnosed with COVID-19 while traveling
abroad, will be covered for repatriation assistance, medical and
hospitals costs abroad as well as quarantine accommodation costs.
Coverage is applicable on Gulf Air operated flights with Gulf Air
ticket numbers that are purchased through the airline’s website,
the call centre, Gulf Air’s sales offices or travel agents.
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