Gulf Air announced further growth of its network in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with services to two new destinations, Gassim and Taif, taking the total number of Saudi Arabian cities serviced by the airline to six.
Services to Gassim and Taif will begin from 10th January 2015 with four 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.
Both flights will be operated with Airbus 320 aircraft.