Saturday, 9 February 2019

Gulf Air to start seasonal service to Spain's Malaga Airport

Photo Gulf Air
The national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Gulf Air has confirmed it will be starting a new route to Malaga, on the Costa del Sol in Spain. The airline will begin flying there on June 14th on a seasonal basis until September 15th.

“In line with our 5-year strategy to become the airline of choice, and in light of the recent adaptation of the new boutique business model, we are adding a seasonal destination to cater to summer’s peak travel demand,” said Gulf Air’s Chief Executive Officer Mr Krešimir Kučko. He also commented: “Malaga is known for its summer appeal as a holiday destination and is very popular to our customers in the region. Gulf Air is flying to a direct point in Spain for the first time and we are excited to offer this opportunity to everyone this summer.”

The President of Costa del Sol Tourist Board and the Provincial Government of Malaga, Francisco Salado, has congratulated Gulf Air on the decision to introduce, for the first time, a direct flight between Bahrain and Costa del Sol. “The new flight reinforces the importance of the objectives marked by the Tourist Board and its department of Connectivity & Emerging Markets. Gulf Air and Costa del Sol Tourist Board are already working on a co-marketing plan with the aim of promoting the destination and consolidating the flight frequency and future programming, based on a successful, ongoing, strategic alliance.”

 Gulf Air is transforming itself into a boutique airline, reinforcing a revised focus upon product and customer experience. The airline will translate in its new fleet, new Falcon Gold class offering, new exclusive products, with new destinations for 2019 and its presence in the new terminal at Bahrain International Airport due to open towards the end of the year.  The firms fleet modernisation programme continues at pace with an additional 2 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner’s and 4 Airbus A320neos arriving this year.