Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, on 16 June celebrated the resumption of operations to Athens with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held at Athens International Airport (AIA). The ceremony was attended by members of Gulf Air’s executive management team, executives from AIA, journalists and passengers traveling on the airline’s inaugural flight.
Gulf Air will be operating four weekly flights to Athens International Airport with an Airbus A320-ER aircraft in a two-class configuration, featuring 14 Falcon Gold Class seats and 96 Economy Class seats.
“We are delighted to resume services to Athens, particularly in light of recent positive signs of Greece’s economic recovery,” Gulf Air’s chief financial officer, Sahar Ataei, said.
The addition of Athens to Gulf Air’s network is in line with the airline’s strategy of strengthening its network with key global destinations.
Gulf Air has one of the largest networks in the Middle East and offers Greek passengers a comfortable connection to work or leisure destinations within the region and elsewhere through Bahrain International Airport.
Flights will operate as follows (local time):
– GF0040 Athens 17:05 Bahrain 21:05 Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri
– GF0039 Bahrain 11:40 Athens 16:20 Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri
Gold Star Aviation is the general sales agent of Gulf Air in Greece.