First Bahrain to Maldives flight lands

There will now be five direct flights a week from Muharraq to Male

First Bahrain to Maldives flight lands

Last month we brought you the news that Gulf Air was launching flights between Bahrain and the Maldives.

And now the Kingdom’s national carrier has celebrated its first touchdown at Velana International Airport in the capital city Male.

There will now be five direct flights between the Kingdom and the Maldives using Gulf Air’s new Airbus A320neo, which is said to produce low fuel emissions.

Gulf Air's chief commercial officer Vincent Coste said, “This is a remarkable event for us to fly, for the first time, to the Maldives.

“This tourist destination is widely popular among premium leisure travellers being honeymooners or families seeking luxurious holidays.”

Bahrain’s transportation and telecommunication minister Kamal bin-Ahmed Mohamed and Maldives transport minister Aishath Nahula signed an air travel agreement last month (September) to allow direct flights between the two countries for the first time.

Acting Head of Operations of Maldives Airports Company Ltd Ibrahim Hareef added, “It's an honor that Gulf Air the flag carrier of Bahrain has become our newest partner and we are confident that the airline will add value to our airport and benefit the Maldives in terms of Trade & Tourism and I thank Gulf

Air Team for choosing Velana International Airport in their route expansion and I wish Gulf Air success in their future endeavors.”
You can book flights on the Gulf Air website now, www.gulfair.com.

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