An impressive line-up of VIPs, dignitaries and inaugural flight crew was on hand at Hyderabad Airport to welcome the return of Gulf Air services on 15 December from Bahrain after five and a half year hiatus.
- Gulf Air has resumed services to two cities which had previously featured on its route network. The carrier restarted flights from its Bahrain (BAH) hub to Hyderabad (HYD) following a five and half year gap. Its resurrected Shiraz (SYZ) route, was previously flown 26 months ago. Both services commenced on 15 December and will be operated by Gulf Air’s 136-seat A320s. Neither sector currently has any direct competition. Gulf Air Country Manager for India, A. Hussain A. Rahman commented at the event: “Gulf Air has provided direct air services between India and Bahrain since 1971, catering to over five million Indian nationals residing in the Arabian Gulf region. With the resumption of our flights to Hyderabad – Gulf Air’s sixth Indian destination, we are delighted to further strengthen these longstanding ties between our two countries and offer our passengers convenient access to strategic business, trade and leisure destinations.”See how Hyderabad Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.