Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the carrier with the largest Middle East international network has re-commenced its services to Colombo.
The inaugural flight took off yesterday from Bahrain International Airport carrying Gulf Air Chief Executive Officer Mr. Samer Majali and a team of officials and journalists, seen off by senior officials from Bahrain Civil Aviation Authority, Bahrain Airport Company and Gulf Air executives. Mr. Samer Majali commented that their relationship with Sri Lanka started nearly 35 years ago when they started their services to the capital Colombo in 1976 and flew until 2002. Over the years, Gulf Air has been the favorite airline not only for thousands of Sri Lankans living and working in Bahrain but also for Bahrainis who have been flocking to this beautiful country for vacation for many years.
He said he is glad the time has come for them to re-connect with Sri Lanka, as peace has returned to the island. The country is back in full action with its economy springing back to its dynamic past. He added that he personally see there is a huge business and tourism opportunity for both countries as they resume services. Mr. Majali was sure Colombo would be another fabulous addition to their 44 destinations sought after by their customers.
With five flights a week departing at convenient timings, passengers – both businessmen and leisure travelers alike – will easily find a flight to a destination of their choice.
Gulf Air will operate 10 weekly flights between Bahrain and Colombo.