Business & Economy

TRAVEL: Gulf Air increases flights to Kuwait

31 July, 2014

Airline enhances Kuwait services from 40 to 42 weekly flights

The Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, will increase its flights between Bahrain and Kuwait from 40 to 42 flights per week. The national carrier’s decision to add frequencies to the Kuwaiti capital followed an increase in passenger demand between the two countries.

Gulf Air’s Acting Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Ahmed Janahi commented on the enhanced flight schedule: “We are delighted to announce two additional frequencies between Bahrain and Kuwait to further strengthen our regional network. Our Kuwait-Bahrain route sees consistently high seat factors and in response to the growing passenger demand, the introduction of 2 more weekly flights to Kuwait should reinforce Gulf Air’s longstanding commitment to our valued neighbor. With 42 weekly flights between Bahrain and Kuwait, travellers from across the Gulf Air network can take advantage of our fast and easy connections via Bahrain as we continue to strengthen our GCC and MENA network. We expect to see continuing strong demand on our Kuwait route and will continue to cater to our customer base there.”

Building upon a relationship that dates back to Gulf Air’s maiden flight into Kuwait City in 1959, the State of Kuwait remains a strategic destination and market for Bahrain’s national carrier. Recognizing the key importance of the Kuwait market for Gulf Air, one of the airline’s high-demand routes, the airline hopes to further develop the market and take advantage of fast-growing traffic from Kuwait by connecting it to various destinations across the entire Gulf Air network.

As one of the largest Middle East networks with double daily flights to more than 10 regional cities, the Kingdom’s national carrier is well positioned to link Kuwait to key business and leisure destinations in the region and beyond with excellent connectivity via Bahrain in less than 3 hours.

The two additional weekly frequencies between Bahrain and Kuwait will operate on Saturdays and Sundays departing Bahrain at 13:15 to arrive into Kuwait International Airport at 14:20 and departing Kuwait at 15:05, arriving in Bahrain International Airport at 16:05.

Flights can be booked online at, by calling the airline’s 24 hour Worldwide Contact Centre on (+973) 17373737, or through any Gulf Air sales offices and approved travel agencies.

The two new flights will operate as per the below schedule:
GF221 Bahrain 13:15 Kuwait 14:20 Daily
GF222 Kuwait 15:05 Bahrain 16:05 Daily
*all times are local

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.