Gulf Air reconnects Colombo to its network

Gulf Air resumed flights to Colombo on 19 January, after a four-year hiatus. The five times weekly service was marked in Bahrain with this ribbon-cutting at the gate.

  • Gulf Air resumed services from its Bahrain (BAH) hub to Colombo (CMB) on 19 January, using its A320 fleet. The Middle Eastern airline last operated to the Sri Lankan capital in February 2013. Up until its temporary removal from the airline’s schedules the service was previously flown eight times weekly; this time around the carrier is flying the 3,750-kilometre sector five times weekly. SriLankan Airlines provides competition, flying on a similar five times weekly basis. Gulf Air CEO Maher Salman Al Musallam commented at the route launch ribbon-cutting ceremony held at Bahrain Airport: “We are delighted to strengthen our Asia network with the launch of direct flights to Colombo. We expect our newest destination to further enhance Gulf Air’s network, in line with our business strategy to provide strong business and tourism links to the Kingdom of Bahrain and the region while simultaneously appealing to our passengers’ travel requirement.”

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