Cyprus & World News

Gulf Air boosts Larnaca and Istanbul flights

19 June, 2014

As part of its new summer schedule Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has launched additional flights to Istanbul and Larnaca with 7 weekly flights to both cities, in order to meet growing passenger numbers in light of the upcoming holiday season.

Gulf Air’s Acting Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Ahmed Janahi commented on the frequency increase: “As the holidays approach, we are pleased to offer our customers increased flexibility and choice in booking their summer and Eid vacations. Istanbul and Larnaca are destinations of both year-long and seasonal popularity to our passengers and we have consistently seen strong two-way traffic between these historic cities and Bahrain and the greater region. Reinforcing the airline’s business strategy of strengthening our core network and enhancing products and services, we believe our 2014 summer schedule will improve our passengers’ travel experience.”

Gulf Air flights to Istanbul Atatürk Airport and Larnaca International Airport are operated by an Airbus A320-ER aircraft in a two-class configuration, featuring 14 Falcon Gold Class seats and 96 Economy Class seats. Designed specifically for Gulf Air, and incorporating various elements of passengers’ feedback, the A320-ER is the only aircraft of its kind in the world with full flat-bed seats, as well as being equipped with the airline’s latest in-flight entertainment technology offering hundreds of channels of entertainment.

Gulf Air holds a leadership position in the Middle East by operating one of the largest regional networks, with multiple daily flights to more than 10 regional cities. The national carrier also provides excellent connectivity for passengers travelling from Turkey and Cyprus to the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Asia catering to travellers that wish to visit the region on holiday or for business.

The new flight schedule to Istanbul can be found below:

Flight Number Departure Airport Departure Time Arrival Airport Arrival Time Frequency
GF043 Bahrain 09:45 Istanbul 13:55 Mon, Wed & Sun
GF044 Istanbul 15:00 Bahrain 18:55 Mon, Wed & Sun
GF045 Bahrain 20:55 Istanbul 01:05+1 Wed, Thu, Fri & Sat
GF046 Istanbul 01:55 Bahrain 05:50 Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun

The new flight schedule to Larnaca can be found below:

Flight Number Departure Airport Departure Time Arrival Airport Arrival Time Frequency
GF941 Bahrain 09:35 Larnaca 13:05 Daily
GF942 Larnaca 13:50 Bahrain 17:10 Daily

Flights to Larnaca have been increased from 5 weekly flights to daily flights, adding an additional frequency on Mondays and Fridays departing Bahrain at 09:35. Flights to Istanbul have been increased from 5 to 7 weekly flights, with an added frequency on Wednesday and Saturday, departing Bahrain at 20:55. Travellers can book their flights online at or by calling the airline’s 24 hour Worldwide Contact Centre on (+973) 17373737 or through Gulf Air sales offices and approved travel agencies.

Gulf Air
Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, commenced operations in 1950, becoming one of the first commercial airlines established in the Middle East. Today, Gulf Air is a major international carrier serving 38 cities in 23 countries spanning three continents. The airline operates one the largest networks in the Middle East, with double daily flights to over 10 regional cities, from its hub at Bahrain International Airport. Gulf Air serves all its destinations with a combination wide and narrow body fleet totaling 26 modern aircraft. Renowned for its traditional Arabian hospitality, evidenced by the airline’s signature family and business friendly products, Gulf Air is committed to being an industry leader and developing products and services that reflect the evolving needs and aspirations of its passengers.
Gulf Air connects Bahrain to the world and, as such, is a key national infrastructure asset, serving as a powerful driver for the economy and supporting the Kingdom’s on-going economic growth.
Gulf Air was the Official Airline and Sponsor of the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2014 and the Bahrain International Airshow 2014.