Gulf Air Resumes | Three Weekly Flights To Erbil
MANAMA: Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, celebrated its resumption services to Erbil in Iraq as its flight GF233 landed in Erbil International Airport at 1630 on 02 February 2020. Upon arrival, a celebratory event was held at the airport which saw the attendance of Gulf Air’s Chief Operations Officer Capt. Suhail Ismaeel and the airline’s Country Manager in Iraq Mr. Isa Shah along with various dignitaries, a number of local media, travel industry representatives and airport officials.
At the inaugural event in Erbil International Airport, Capt. Suhail Ismaeel said: “We’re happy to return to Erbil and operate direct flights to and from this Iraqi city”. He also added: “With three weekly direct flights between Bahrain and Erbil supplemented with great connectivity through our hub, this destination promises to be a key route within our growing network.”
Gulf Air’s flights to Erbil will further strengthen the airline’s existing Iraqi routes of Baghdad and Najaf.
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 49 cities in 27 countries.
The airline operates double daily flights or more to 10 regional cities, in addition, to select destinations in the Indian Subcontinent and Europe, from its hub at Bahrain International Airport. Gulf Air currently serves all its destinations with a combination of wide and narrow-body fleet of 33 aircraft.