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Gulf Air Resumes Flights to Qassim, Increases Saudi Frequencies to 91 Weekly Flights

Gulf Air will resume direct service to Qassim’s Prince Naif Bin Abdulaziz Airport with four weekly flights starting October 3, 2021. The carrier will bolster frequencies to and from Saudi Arabia to 91 weekly flights ahead of the country’s 91st National Day.

Gulf Air to Resume Service to Qassim in Saudi Arabia From October 3, 2021 - Courtesy Gulf Air

On Thursday (September 23, 2021), Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, announced the resumption of four direct weekly flights to Qassim’s Prince Naif Abdulaziz Airport in Saudi Arabia from October 3, 2021. The airline will also increase frequencies to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to 91 weekly flights, coinciding with the country’s 91st National Day celebrations. Over the last few decades, Gulf Air has operated a robust network of direct flights between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, which significantly feeds into their international network.

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

“Our operations to and from Saudi Arabia are always within our top commercial priority because of the importance of the Saudi market to Gulf Air. With the resumption of direct flights to Qassim, we will restore our entire Saudi network which consists of Riyadh, Jeddah, Medina, Dammam and Qassim. We take pride in celebrating Saudi Arabia’s national day by increasing number of weekly flights to 91, symbolising the 91st national day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Our upgraded services will offer convenience and connectivity to our Saudi passengers to travel to Bahrain and connect to onward destinations within our extended global network.”

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