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Gulf Air to Resume Direct Service to Istanbul From May 11, 2021

Gulf Air will resume direct service to Istanbul with two weekly flights starting May 11, 2021. The airline has operated direct flights between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Republic of Turkey since 1985, and the country is one of the Gulf Air's key regional destinations.


Gulf Air Airbus A320neo - Courtesy Gulf Air

On Friday (April 16, 2021), Gulf Air, the national carrier of the kingdom of Bahrain, announced the resumption of twice-weekly direct flights to Istanbul, Turkey from May 11, 2021. Gulf Air has offered service to the Republic of Turkey since 1985, and the nation has since become one of the airline’s main regional destinations. Currently, Gulf Air offers direct service from the Kingdom of Bahrain to and from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Medina, Muscat, Cairo, Amman, Casablanca, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Athens, Bangkok, Manila, Singapore, Dhaka, Colombo, the Maldives and several destinations in India and Pakistan. Gulf Air is also increasing frequencies on their current network as shown below.

Gulf Air Increases Network Frequencies - Courtesy Gulf Air

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