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Gulf Air to Offer Summer Seasonal Service to Alexandria and Sharm El Sheikh

Gulf Air will once again offer summer seasonal service to the popular holiday destinations of Alexandria and Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt. Both routes will be operated twice weekly from June 30th through September 25, 2021 with a new Airbus A321neoLR.


Gulf Air Airbus A320neo - Courtesy Airbus

On Friday (June 4, 2021), Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, announced the launch of twice-weekly summer seasonal flights to Alexandria and Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt. The routes will be operated with a new Airbus A321neoLR from June 30th through September 25, 2021. Gulf Air currently offers service to Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Medina, Muscat, Cairo, Amman, Casablanca, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Athens, Mykonos, Istanbul, Bangkok, Manila, Singapore, Dhaka, Colombo, the Maldives and several destinations in India and Pakistan.


As previously announced, the carrier has introduced summer seasonal service to Mykonos and Santorini, which will operate from June until the end of September, as well service to Larnaca from June 15th and Malaga starting Jun 25th.


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


“We are proudly watching our network grow further with the addition of new destinations and welcoming back routes to cater to the summer traffic. Our passengers have been through this journey with us as we navigated 2020 as one of the few airlines flying at the peak of the pandemic. Today, we are one of the first airlines in the world to have announced that 100% of our crew are vaccinated, provided all our passengers complimentary COVID-19 insurance as well as to have initiated the IATA Travel Pass which we launched on our flights to London, Athens, and Singapore.”


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