• Joe Breitfeller

Gulf Air Increases Flights to London and the Maldives, Resumes Service to Moscow

Gulf Air has restored their flagship double-daily direct service to London Heathrow, will resume twice-weekly flights to Moscow from August 14th, and will also increase frequency to the Maldives to daily starting August 15th.

Gulf Air Boeing 787 Dreamliner Featuring 70th Anniversary Livery - Courtesy Gulf Air

On Wednesday (August 11, 2021), Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, announced an increase in frequency to daily on their route to Male in the Maldives from August 15, 2021, due to increasing demand. In a previous August 10th announcement, the airline announced the restart of twice-weekly service to Moscow Domodedovo International Airport starting August 14th. On Monday (August 9, 2021), Gulf Air announced that after the British authorities had added the Kingdom of Bahrain to their ‘Amber List’ as of August 8th, they would restore their flagship double-daily direct service between the Kingdom and London Heathrow.

In Monday’s announcement, Gulf Air’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Captain Waleed AlAlawi, said,

“London is one of our main destinations in Western Europe and we’ve been connecting both Kingdoms since 1970. It has also been a destination that we maintained scheduled operations to throughout 2020. Thanks to the great efforts by The National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Kingdom of Bahrain is now moved from the red list to the amber list in the UK colour coding entry system. Gulf Air is known for its morning and night flights to and from London and we’re happy to bring these back to offer more flexibility and convenience to our passengers.”

Founded in 1950, Gulf Air is the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain and normally serves 49 cities in 27 countries. From its hub at Bahrain International Airport, the airline offers twice daily service to 10 or more regional cities as well as international flights to the Indian subcontinent and Europe. Gulf Air currently operates a modern fleet of 33 narrow and widebody aircraft and by 2023 their fleet will consist of 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, 12 Airbus A320neos and 17 Airbus A321neos. The airline is known for its traditional Arabian hospitality, and Gulf Air is committed to becoming an industry leader by developing products and services that reflect the evolving needs and aspirations of their guests.

Source: Gulf Air