• Joe Breitfeller

Gulf Air Resumes Direct Flights to Casablanca and the Maldives

The national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain will resume operations to Casablanca with one weekly flight from November 7, 2020. Gulf Air also announced the restart of flights to Malé in the Maldives with two weekly flights from December 12, 2020.


Gulf Air Airbus A321neo - Courtesy Airbus

On Wednesday (November 4, 2020), Gulf Air announced the restart of regular direct flight to and from Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport with once-weekly service from November 7, 2020. The route between the Kingdom of Bahrain and Casablanca will be operated with the carrier’s flagship Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. In a previous announcement, Gulf Air also announced the resumption of regular service to Malé’s Velana International Airport in the Maldives with two weekly flights starting December 12, 2020. Flights to Malé will be operated with the carrier’s newest Airbus A321neoLR configures with 16 lie-flat Falcon Gold and 150 Economy Class seats. Gulf Air started service to Malé on October 27, 2019 and the Maldives have become one of the airline’s key Indian Ocean destinations.


Gulf Air currently offers service to Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait, Jeddah, Dammam, Medina, Muscat, Cairo, Amman, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Athens, Manila and Dhaka, as well as several destinations in India and Pakistan.

Gulf Air continues to work with the government authorities throughout their network in order to resume additional operations as soon as possible. As one of the few airlines that continued operations since the onset of the pandemic, Gulf Air operates an agile and flexible network which has been responsive to continuous changes and updates.


Founded in 1950, Gulf Air is the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain and normally serves 48 cities in 26 countries. From its hub at Bahrain International Airport, the airline offers twice daily service to regional cities as well as international flights to the Indian subcontinent and Europe, including daily service to Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport. Gulf Air currently operates a modern fleet of 37 narrow and widebody aircraft and by 2023 their fleet will consist of 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, 12 Airbus A320neos and 17 Airbus A321neos (pre-pandemic information).


Source: Gulf Air