The cake celebrating Bahrain Air’s fourth Indian route was cut by the airline’s CEO Richard Nuttall and Managing Director Ibrahim Abdulla Al Hamer. Assisted by senior officials and managers from Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA), Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) and Bahrain Air, the gentlemen also cut the ribbon to open the new Trivandrum service.
- Bahrain Air expanded its Indian network on 15 March when the airline launched operations from its Bahrain (BAH) base to Thiruvananthapuram (TRV), also known as Trivandrum, in southernmost India. This is the airline’s fourth destination in India after Mumbai, Kochi and Kozhikode. Flights on the new route initially operate four times weekly, but frequencies are planned to increase to daily by the summer. Competition on the route comes from Air India Express’ weekly operation. The airline’s Managing Director Ibrahim Al Hamer commented: “The Indian Sub Continent remains a key focus area for Bahrain Air and Kerala continues to be a focal destination for us. Currently there are about 350,000 Keralites in Bahrain and another 400,000 in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. This new route to Trivandrum, once again reiterates our commitment to improve our services and meet the needs of our customers within the region. We are positive for the future and traffic rights permitting we will continue to increase flights to India as we take more aircraft in the future.”