After the Gulf Air aircraft operated by PrivatAir was welcomed to Geneva, a press conference was held by the airport’s CEO Robert Deillon, Gulf Air’s CEO Samer Majali, the Swiss consul general to Bahrain Claus Buchi, and Marcus Bernhardt, Gulf Air’s Chief Services Officer.
- Gulf Air continued expanding its European network, as it on 29 March launched three weekly flights between its Bahrain (BAH) hub and Geneva (GVA). The airline has operated the route in the past, between 1995 and 1997, and flew even more recently, in 2003, to Geneva from Abu Dhabi. However, the new route is now the airline’s only service to Switzerland. Flights are operated with a 737-700 by the Swiss airline PrivatAir on behalf of Gulf Air. Robert Deillon, Geneva International Airport’s CEO, commented: “We are very pleased that Gulf Air is opening this new route between two major financial cities and we are confident that our catchment area will take advantage of this new high-quality long-haul service to Bahrain and beyond.” Samer Majali, the airline’s CEO, said: “I would like to personally thank the Swiss authorities for granting us the rights to fly to Geneva and the airport authorities for facilitating this. I am sure our new direct route linking Geneva with Bahrain and onwards through our extensive Middle East network will open up excellent opportunities for business and leisure travellers throughout the region and in Switzerland.”
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