Gulf Air has added two new routes from Bahrain International Airport in the shape of Baku in Azerbaijan and Casablanca in Morocco.
The carrier will launch five weekly flights to Baku from 12 June this year as part of its 2018 network expansion that coincides with the airline’s new aircraft deliveries, of which five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and two Airbus A320Neos will enter its fleet by the end of 2018.
Gulf Air will serve Casablanca five times a week from 11 June and the route will be operated by the airline’s incoming Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
Gulf Air chief executive officer, Krešimir Kučko said: “Gulf Air will, for the first time, enter Azerbaijan and the addition of our highly anticipated Baku operations further demonstrates the airline’s strategy of strengthening our network with key global destinations that provide strategic business and tourism links.
“By connecting Bahrain with Baku we are opening up opportunities for trade, tourism and investment between both countries. We are confident this new route will be a success for our passenger operations, and we look forward to facilitating business and leisure traffic between the two countries and beyond.”
On Casablanca, Kučko said: “We are tapping into new opportunities for business and leisure travel. Serving one of the most important cities in the whole of Africa and the largest city in the Kingdom of Morocco, is a huge step in that direction.
“We are confident this route will be a success for our passenger operations, and we look forward to facilitating business and leisure traffic between the two countries and beyond.”
In the second quarter of 2018 Gulf Air will also launch direct flights to Abha and Tabuk in Saudi Arabia. This will complement the airline’s current Dammam, Riyadh, Madina Al Munawarah, Jeddah and Gassim operations.
Gulf Air will also launch direct flights to Bangalore and Calicut in India, Alexandria and Sharm El Shaikh in Egypt.