Gulf Air (Bahrain) will increase the number of flights to and from Frankfurt, Larnaca and Paris (CDG) during the upcoming peak summer travel period until September 2015, due to growing passenger numbers.
This follows the airline’s recent announcement of its enhanced Istanbul summer schedule which now offers seven weekly flights during the summer period.
Gulf Air will operate eight weekly flights from Bahrain to both Frankfurt and Paris (Charles de Gaulle Airport) and six weekly flights to Larnaca.
Gulf Air’s European summer schedule further supplements the airline’s existing four weekly Athens service and double daily London Heathrow service.
Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A321-231 A9C-CC (msn 5180) prepares to land at Dubai.
Oman Air (Muscat) according to Reuters, is adding 20 additional Boeing 737 aircraft as part of an expansion plan that will double its fleet to 70 planes by 2020, quoting CEO Paul Gregorowitsch.
The increase includes current 737s, delivered from 2017, as well as new 737 MAX aircraft that will be delivered starting in 2019. 10 aircraft will be sourced directly from Boeing and the others from leasing companies.
Oman Air currently operates two Boeing 737-700s and 15 Boeing 737-800s.
Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-81M A40-BD (msn 35287) prepares to land in Dubai.
Flydubai (Dubai) flight FZ 215 from Dubai to Baghdad, Iraq was shot at last night (January 26) while on approach to Baghdad International Airport with 154 passengers and crew members on board. The Boeing 737-800 was hit by three or four small arms bullets. As a result Air Arabia, Emirates and Etihad Airways have suspended operations to Baghdad.
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Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8KN A6-FEB (msn 40255) completes its final approach to its home base of Dubai International Airport.
Gulf Air (Bahrain) has announced further growth of its network in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with services to two new destinations – Gassim and Taif, taking the total number of Saudi Arabian cities serviced by the airline to six. Services to Gassim and Taif will begin on January 10 with four flights per week to each city.
Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 A9C-AG (msn 4188) arrives in Dubai.
Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa) on December 2 launched a new route to Doha, Qatar. The new route will be operated three days a week with Boeing 737 aircraft. This new addition brings the total number of international destinations to 84 and the 10th Ethiopian destination in the Middle East/Gulf region.
Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-860 ET-APK (msn 40964) arrives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.