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Gulf Air resumes Jeddah flights

September 28, 2020
The airline said other destinations across Saudi Arabia will be scheduled soon. — BNA photo
The airline said other destinations across Saudi Arabia will be scheduled soon. — BNA photo

MANAMA — Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, has resumed its direct flights to Saudi Arabia, starting with Jeddah from Sunday (Sept. 27), the Bahrain News Agency reported on Sunday citing a statement from the national carrier.

The airline said other destinations across Saudi Arabia will be scheduled soon.

Flights into Saudi Arabia are currently only for Saudi and GCC citizens, or non-GGC citizens with an official government invitation. No travelers from India, Brazil, and Argentina can fly to Saudi Arabia and all passengers must have a negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours of their arrival into Jeddah.

Gulf Air has been operating a strong network of direct flights between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia in the last decades and the airline’s original network in Saudi Arabia significantly feeds into the airline’s global network.

With the addition of Jeddah, the airline is now operating to almost 40 percent of its original network with flights to and from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait, Cairo, Amman, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Athens, Manila, Dhaka, and several destinations in India and Pakistan.

Being one of the few airlines that continued scheduled commercial operations, Gulf Air works closely with the governments' authorities throughout the destinations on its network to resume operations as soon as airports open.

Gulf Air boasts a flexible and agile network by immediately adapting to government orders and civil aviation directives around its network.

It has been responsive to continuous changes and updates regarding operations to and from its network destinations. — SG


September 28, 2020
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