MANAMA: Gulf Air plans to move its entire operations for inbound and outbound flights to the new Bahrain International Airport terminal from January 28.
The national carrier said in a statement yesterday that the new terminal will open a new chapter in the kingdom’s aviation history, supporting the strategic vision for Bahrain to strengthen its position as a hub and facilitate the movement of millions of passengers.
The new terminal will feature a dedicated check-in area for both Falcon Gold and economy class passengers of Gulf Air as well as a brand new Falcon Gold lounge that is double in size and capacity compared to the previous one in the old airport.
Taking into consideration all of the updated health and safety measures, the new state-of-the-art lounge will reflect new concepts of modern premium lounges yet keeping with the legacy and rich history of the 70 year old Gulf Air brand.
A number of features will be maintained from the previous lounge as well as newly introduced spaces such as a children’s area, shower rooms, prayer space, a quiet area along with live cooking stations and new food and beverage concepts.
Operational around the clock and with a capacity of over 400 passengers at any given time, the new Falcon Gold lounge will be available to experience by the airline’s Falcon Gold passengers as well as its Black, Gold and Silver Falconflyer members.
Ahead of moving to the new premises, Gulf Air’s acting chief executive Captain Waleed AlAlawi said: “It will be a big day for Bahrain’s aviation history and for Gulf Air. We started our operations back in 1950 in a small facility in Muharraq and soon we will see a world-class airport being officially opened to welcome the world to our beloved kingdom.
“The new airport is our new home and we are proud to have a bigger, more modern home to be Gulf Air’s hub. With our own check-in area and a brand new Falcon Gold lounge, we are now more equipped than ever to carry and serve more passengers and expand our operations. We welcome our passengers to fly with us through the new airport which I am sure will impress everyone with its design, facilities, capacity and welcoming feel.”