Encouraged by the strong passenger growth witnessed across the network during the summer ‘12 season, Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air today announced three additional flights between Kathmandu and Bahrain in its winter timetable that has been brought forward effective 10 September 2012.
Flights to Kathmandu have been increased from 11 to 14 per week to meet the high passenger demand due to forthcoming Hajj, Eid and the winter holiday seasons. The new pre-winter schedule’s split timings and double daily flights will be a great advantage for Nepalis working in the GCC region as well as in Europe to travel between their workplaces and home country.
The flight timings have also been modified to avoid flight delays due to flight disruption caused by winter weather conditions, which is common in Nepal during the winter.
Gulf Air’s new pre-winter timetable comes with a range of new features that include more frequencies between Bahrain and key GCC, MENA and Asian destinations and upgraded fleet to certain destinations providing greater capacity.
Announcing the schedule, Gulf Air Chief Commercial Officer Mr. Karim Makhlouf said, “The Himalayan mountain Kingdom’s capital Kathmandu has been witnessing steady growth in recent months encouraging Gulf Air to increase its flights to double daily. The new schedule will cater to the seasonal demand of mountain trekkers, holiday makers as well as the Nepali diaspora working in the Middle East, particularly Saudi Arabia and Doha, who return home for festivals like Diwali, Sankranti and Eid as it provides excellent connectivity via Bahrain.”
He continued, “Our leadership position in the Middle East is further strengthened in this schedule with additional frequencies while our ever popular Asian sector is also being bolstered with more capacity and additional frequencies.”
“We are encouraged by the strong support from our customers for whom we are a carrier of choice as we offer one of the youngest fleets with an average age of just 4.7 years, the best network of destinations, excellent connectivity to different market segments, consistent and high quality products, state-of-the-art inflight entertainment including the world’s first live TV, broadband internet and mobile phone services on long haul routes, and above all, a real value-for–money to our customers” Mr. Makhlouf concluded.