Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, announced it will launch service to three new destinations – Aleppo, Alexandria, and Salalah – from Bahrain for the summer season.
Service to the Egyptian city of Alexandria started on June 22 with five flights per week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Flights to Salalah in Oman will commence on July 1 with three flights per week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
Aleppo service will start on July 2 with two flights per week on Thursdays and Saturdays. Flights to all these destinations are from Bahrain and are available through mid-September 2009.
Gulf Air’s chief executive officer Bjorn Naf, when announcing the services said: “We are constantly looking for ways to enhance our customers’ travel experience by adding new routes and increasing flight frequencies. We selected these three popular destinations as part of our summer schedule in response to positive customer feedback that expanded our network in tune with the demands of the season. With our competitive fares and convenient flights, I am sure travelers will enjoy a great summer vacation by visiting these fabulous cities.”
Gulf Air’s deputy chief executive officer Ismail Karimi added: “Gulf Air has carved a niche among the regional carriers for operating one of the largest networks within the region and offers excellent connectivity. Through these additional destinations, we are providing more choices to our customers seeking a quality vacation.”
Salalah provides a welcome relief with its cool climate, monsoon rains, misty mountains, flowing wadis, and verdant gardens, while the popular Salalah Khareef Festival offers a wholesome family vacation.
Alexandria offers fascinating insights into its proud Greek and Roman past that blends well with beautiful mosques; some lovely gardens; and an undulating, scenic Corniche, just perfect for a stroll or to relax by the azure waters.
Aleppo is one of the oldest continuously-inhabited cities in history. The city offers plenty for those interested in culture, heritage, or a family vacation that includes the imposing Citadel, the labyrinthine, and aromatic souk known for selling spices of every kind.