The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Gulf Air service from Bahrain was attended by Thiruvananthapuram Airport officials, headed by Airport Director V. N. Chandran; Gulf Air Country Manager, India, Hussain A. Rahman; and joined by the Gulf Air captain who flew the inaugural flight.
- Gulf Air is plotting new route growth again after a period of network consolidation, launching its fifth Indian destination (after Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi and Chennai) on 15 December, Thiruvananthapuram (TRV), from its home-hub of Bahrain (BAH). The five times weekly, 3,404-kilometre sector will be operated by the carrier’s 136-seat A320s, and will be flown uncontested. “We are delighted to be strengthening Gulf Air’s network and boosting our Indian operations. The addition of Thiruvananthapuram to our network supplements the airline’s product offering and increases customer convenience — which is our ultimate goal. Importantly, with both our first inbound and outbound flights operating at full capacity it is clear that we are meeting passenger demand — we are starting as we mean to go on!” Hussain A.Rahman, Gulf Air Country Manager, India commented at the event.