• Joe Breitfeller

Gulf Air to Resume Direct Service to Colombo From February 15, 2021

The carrier will offer twice-weekly flights from the Kingdom of Bahrain and Columbo’s Bandaranaike International Airport from February 15, 2021 and the route will be serviced with a new Airbus A320neo.

Gulf Air Airbus A320neo - Courtesy Airbus

On Tuesday (February 9, 2021), Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, announced the launch of twice weekly service between the Kingdom and Columbo’s Bandaranaike Airport, starting February 15, 2021. The route will be serviced with one of the carrier’s new Airbus A320neos. Gulf Air has operated flights to Sri Lanka since 1981 and it remains a key destination in the Indian sub-continent region. Currently, Gulf Air offers service to and from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Medina, Muscat, Cairo, Amman, Casablanca, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Athens, Bangkok, Manila and Dhaka, as well as several destinations in India and Pakistan.

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 and developing products and services that reflect the evolving needs and aspirations of their guests.

Source: Gulf Air