Bahrain Air increases flights on Indian route
By Editor - Tue Jun 19, 7:50 am
Bahrain Air, the Gulf kingdom’s second carrier, on Monday announced the increase in its flight frequency from to India’s Trivandrum.
It said in a statement that it was increasing to six flights a week from four.
The introduction of the additional flights will provide convenient and flexible travel choices for the passengers with “affordable fare and genuine care”, the airline said in the statement.
The capacity to and from Trivandrum will boost the total number of frequency to India with 20 flights a week spread across Cochin, Calicut, Mumbai and Trivandrum, it added
The frequency increase follows an encouraging response from passengers which has seen steady increase in our load factor on the route, the carrier said.
Bahrain Air, was forced to suspend flights on its Trivandrum route in April after a landing rights dispute that grounded its newly-launched service.
The airline finally got permission from the Indian authorities following two weeks of negotiations.
With 350,000 Keralites living in Bahrain, the Indian sub-continent remains a key focus area for the carrier and the additional flight frequency will further strengthen Bahrain Air’s presence in the India.
This service comes in line with the carrier’s strategy to increase frequency on existing routes to offer its Indian passengers with more choice and flexibility during the peak summer season.
Last week, Bahrain Air said it was set to launch flights to Beirut from its new hub in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Services to the Lebanese capital will start on June 20 and will follow the launch of Bahrain Air’s Khartoum flights from Dammam which began on Wednesday.
Both destinations will be serviced from King Fahad International Airport in Dammam which the airline said last month would operate as its second hub in the region.