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New Route of the Day (15 June 2023): Gulf Air between Bahrain and Bodrum


Gulf Air introduced a new seasonal service between its hub in Bahrain and Bodrum on Thursday 15 June. The 2,485-kilometre service will be maintained 2-weekly on Thursdays and Sundays with the 169-seat A321 aircraft. It faces no competition on the route.

Flight GF33 departs Bahrain at 09:40 local time, arriving in Bodrum at 13:50 local time. The return service, operating as flight GF34, takes of from the Turkish city at 14:40 local time, landing back in the Gulf state at 18:35 local time.

What they said

Captain Waleed Al Alawi, CEO at Gulf Air, said: “Adding Bodrum to our selection of summer destinations opens up exciting opportunities for Gulf Air and our customers. Brimming with history, culture, and stunning natural scenery, the city is home to many popular beaches and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. With two flights per week from Bahrain International Airport, our customers can now experience this remarkable destination and all it has to offer for themselves. I thank our team members for helping to make this new route a success and for their commitment to ensuring we provide a safe, reliable, and comfortable travel experience for our customers.”

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Gulf Air’s European network exceeds pre-pandemic levels

Gulf Air’s capacity on its European network has grown 53.8% on 2019. The number of destinations served by the Bahraini carrier in Europe has also risen, from just eight in Q3 2019 to 14 airports. In addition to Bodrum, the airline has added Mykonos, Manchester, Milan MXP, Rome FCO and Nice since the start of the pandemic.

Gulf Air will operate a total of 28 roundtrips on its new seasonal Bodrum service during S23. It is its second destination in Turkey, complementing Istanbul IST, which is served 14-weekly.

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