Gulf Air adds Guangzhou and Shanghai to their roster of destinations

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, will launch scheduled flights to two major Chinese cities starting May 2024: Guangzhou, known for its rich culture and bustling manufacturing sector, and Shanghai, China’s financial epicenter. These new routes will enhance connectivity between Bahrain and China, a rapidly growing economy and global tourism hotspot.

Jeffrey Goh, CEO of Gulf Air Group, stated, “We’re thrilled to expand into the Asia-Pacific region with new flights linking Bahrain to Guangzhou and Shanghai in China. This aligns with Gulf Air’s strategy of strategic network expansion, providing passengers with more choices and flexible travel options while fostering trade, tourism, and collaboration between both nations.”

These flights not only connect Bahrain and China but also offer increased travel options for passengers between GCC countries, Africa, Europe, and China, with convenient connections through Bahrain’s new, efficient terminal.

Starting May 28th, 2024, Gulf Air will operate four weekly flights from Bahrain International Airport to Shanghai Pudong International Airport, and three weekly flights to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport from May 29th, 2024, utilizing its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, renowned for its luxurious business class seats.

As an acclaimed international airline, Gulf Air recently received the APEX Five Star Major Airline Award, affirming its standing among the top 35 global airlines. Committed to providing exceptional passenger experiences, Gulf Air continually enhances its products and services, solidifying its position as a leading global airline. With a highly reliable and efficient fleet, Gulf Air eagerly anticipates the launch of its Shanghai and Guangzhou routes in May 2024.

Bahrain serves as a vital link connecting China to regions across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the Mediterranean, Europe, the Indian subcontinent, and beyond. Gulf Air operates scheduled flights from Bahrain International Airport to over 40 cities in these regions, including recent seasonal flights to popular European tourist destinations. Further details on the new flights are available on Gulf Air’s website