Dubai: Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air has increased its direct services to Trivandrum International Airport in Kerala.
“Following a successful year since the re-launch of our direct flights to Thiruvananthapuram in December 2013, we are delighted to announce our increased frequency that follows consistently strong passenger demand,” Gulf Air Acting Chief Commercial Officer Ahmed Janahi said.
It will operate a daily service starting from the 5th of December 2014 between Manama in Bahrain and Thiruvananthapuram.
The two additional weekly frequencies between the two cities will operate on Mondays and Wednesdays.
There is an average of 85 per cent seat factor in 2014 to date.
“Kerala’s capital city will be serviced with daily Gulf Air flights in order to meet travellers needs, particularly those of the region’s 5.6 million strong Indian community,” Janahi said.
This will further reinforce the strong historic ties between Bahrain and Kerala and the airline’s key role in encouraging two-way travel, trade, tourism and investment opportunities.
Together with the latest daily services to Thiruvananthapuram, Gulf Air operates 10 weekly services to Chennai, double daily flights to New Delhi and Mumbai, and daily to Kochi in addition to the upcoming 5 weekly service to Hyderabad.
In total Bahrain’s national carrier provides a total of 57 weekly direct and full service flights between India and Bahrain.