Gulf Air launches direct flights to Manchester
Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air launched its direct flights to Manchester with two weekly flights.
“We are delighted to announce the launch of our Bahrain–Manchester direct route as part of the historic official and commercial relations between the two Kingdoms,” Gulf Air Acting Chief Executive Officer Captain Waleed AlAlawi said.
“Manchester has been on our horizon for a while due to our customers’ demand, and as travel bounces back to normalcy, we knew it was the right time to launch it for our valued passengers. We are certain this new and exciting destination will further strengthen our network in the UK and Europe, and we look forward to serving our passengers to and from Manchester,” he said at a dinner held in Manchester to celebrate the launch of the airline’s latest destination.
Gulf Air will be operating a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on its new route, with two weekly flights on Sunday and Wednesday.
The announcement of the airline’s newest destination launch coincides with the United Kingdom’s celebrations of the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II reign for 70 years.