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Bahrain’s Gulf Air to Increase Flight Operations in Several Pakistani Cities

Bahrain’s national airline has announced an increase in its flight operations in several Pakistani cities, including Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad, said an official statement released by the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Friday.

The decision was announced by Bahrain’s Minister of Transportation and Communication Muhammad bin Thamer Al Kaabi during a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Saad Rafiq this week.

“During the meeting, both sides decided that Gulf Air will be increasing its flight operations in Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore,” the CAA said in the statement.

“A discussion was also held about increasing Gulf Air’s flight operations in Quetta city in the future.”

A delegation from Bahrain led by Minister for Transportation and Telecommunication Muhammad Bin Thamer Al Kaabi in a meeting with Pakistan’s aviation minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and his team in Islamabad on August 4, 2023. (APP)

The two ministers, the statement said, also discussed the possibility of introducing chartered flights between the two states.

“The two sides also talked about starting a code-sharing process between Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and Gulf Air to promote air connectivity.”

According to Gulf Air’s website, the airline operates scheduled flights to 59 destinations in 28 countries across Africa, Asia, and Europe. In 2015, it started flight operations to Multan and Faisalabad cities in Pakistan’s Punjab province.

Source : Arab News