The Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, today announced further growth of its network in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with services to two new destinations.
With the addition of Gassim and Taif, the total number of Saudi Arabian cities that are serviced by the airline reaches to 6. Services to Gassim and Taif will begin from 10th January 2015 with 4 flights per week to each city.
Announcing the new destinations Gulf Air Acting Chief Executive Officer Maher Salman Al Musallam said, “Bahrain’s relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a longstanding one and our national carrier’s ties to our neighbour date back to our maiden service to Dhahran in 1950. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is an important market for us and the launch of services to Gassim and Taif, supplementing our Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh and Medina operations, further demonstrates our commitment to connecting people to various destinations across Gulf Air’s network. I would like to extend our warmest thanks to the Saudi authorities for facilitating and supporting this new development that I am confident will be well-received by passengers,” concluded Mr. Al Musallam.