Thursday, March 22, 2012

Bahrain Air Increases Flights to South India

Bahrain Air seems to have taken a fancy to the southern part of India! Kingdom of Bahrain’s second flag carrier, Bahrain Air has further strengthened its position in the region by offering new flights to South India!

The airline announced that it will offer four weekly flights to India connecting its southern city of Trivandrum and it has plans to increase the frequency of flights to seven a week by the summer.

India is a top holiday destination and people are tempted from all corners of the world to book cheap flights to India – especially state of Kerala in South. However, more than leisure breaks and tours, it is the massive presence of the Keralites in Bahrain that compels Bahrain Air to offer a good number of flights to the region, catering to the population.

Captain Ibrahim Al Hamer, Managing Director of Bahrain Air, doled out the figures. There are about 350,000 Keralites in Bahrain and another 400,000 in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, he said.

Bahrain Air's CEO Richard Nuttall took the first flight from Bahrain to Trivandrum International Airport and was ecstatic with the support shown by the passengers. Maiden flight to Trivandrum was fully booked, while the return flight had 75% passenger capacity, said Richard Nuttall. Mr Nuttall also said that Bahrain Air is now branding itself as a premium value airline with two travel classes.

The flight will leave Bahrain at 9.25pm (local time) and arrive at the Trivandrum International Airport at 4.15am (local time). The return flight will take off from Trivandrum at 5am (local time) and land in Bahrain at 7.30am (local time).

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