A press conference was held at Al Khobar’s Golden Tulip Hotel in Saudi Arabia to mark the launch of Bahrain Air’s new route to Khartoum in Sudan. The route, which will be followed by flights to Beirut in Lebanon, is notable for being from a base eastablished outside of Bahrain Air’s home country.
- Bahrain Air has started the first new route from its new, second base in Dammam (DMM) in eastern Saudi Arabia, showing signs of a very liberal bilateral between the two countries. On 13 June, the carrier introduced three weekly flights to Khartoum (KRT) in Sudan using its fleet of A319s/A320s. Bahrain Air’s Managing Director Captain Ibrahim ALHamer stated: “This is a great moment in the history of Bahrain Air. The Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia is a very important market for us as we start flying out of Dammam today. My thanks and appreciation goes to the Civil Aviation Authorities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for their far sighted support in this venture.”