Gulf Air’s newest Pakistani routes see strong bookings

Gulf Air’s newest Pakistani routes see strong bookings

In its countdown to this month’s Multan and Faisalabad launch, Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, is witnessing strong advance bookings for both routes’ first three months of operation with a 5,000-strong advance ticket take-up ahead of this month’s launch of the service. Gulf Air will operate four weekly direct flights to Multan starting on 14 December and three weekly direct flights to Faisalabad starting from 22 December.

Commenting on the strong advance bookings, Gulf Air A/Chief Commercial Officer Mr. Ahmed Janahi said: “We are delighted with the interest that these two new routes have garnered in advance of their launch later this month and we are pleased to serve the Pakistan market with the addition of Multan and Faisalabad. I look forward to the launch of these two newest routes in the coming days.”

Taking the airline’s total Pakistan destinations up to 07, Multan and Faisalabad will supplement Gulf Air’s current service to five cities in Pakistan: Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, Peshawar and Sialkot. Gulf Air flights to Multan and Faisalabad will be operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft.

Flights can be booked online at gulfair.com, by calling the airline’s 24 hour Worldwide Contact Centre on (+973) 17373737, or through any Gulf Air sales offices and approved travel agencies.

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, commenced operations in 1950, becoming one of the first commercial airlines established in the Middle East. Today, Gulf Air is a major international carrier serving 43 cities in 24 countries spanning three continents. The airline operates one of the largest networks in the Middle East, with double daily flights to over 10 regional cities, from its hub at Bahrain International Airport. Gulf Air serves all its destinations with a combination wide and narrow body fleet totalling 28 modern aircraft. Renowned for its traditional Arabian hospitality, evidenced by the airline’s signature family and business friendly products, Gulf Air is committed to being an industry leader and developing products and services that reflect the evolving needs and aspirations of its passengers.

Gulf Air connects Bahrain to the world and, as such, is a key national infrastructure asset, serving as a powerful driver for the economy and supporting the Kingdom’s on-going economic growth.

Gulf Air was the Title Sponsor of the 2015 FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX and is the Official Airline of the Bahrain International Airshow 2016.