GULF Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, will introduce daily flights to Istanbul from November this year.
“The increase is in direct response to passenger demand, increasing the number of convenient flight options offered by the airline and giving passengers greater flexibility and choice when travelling to and from Istanbul,” the airline said in a statement.
Launched in 1986, Istanbul is one of Gulf Air’s main tourist destinations with growing numbers of passengers from Bahrain and the GCC throughout the year.
Last year, it celebrated the 30th anniversary of its direct, non-stop service to and from Istanbul.
“Gulf Air’s Istanbul route performance to date has been promising with consistently strong passenger demand throughout the year,” said deputy chief executive Captain Waleed Abdul Hameed Al Alawi.
“Offering a daily service to and from Istanbul meets passengers’ travel needs, further reinforcing the strong historic ties between Bahrain and Turkey and the airline’s key role in encouraging two-way travel, trade, tourism and investment opportunities.”
Operating double daily flights or more to 10 regional cities, Gulf Air provides excellent connectivity for passengers travelling to and from Istanbul with connections to various cities in the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Asia.