Gulf Air launches service to Geneva


Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, announced today that will start services to two key European cities, Milan and Geneva during March 2011. Service to Milan will begin on Sunday 27 March with four weekly services while flights to Geneva will start on Tuesday 29 March with three flights a week.

Gulf Air CEO Samer Majali has declared, “The launching of these two new routes further demonstrates our commitment to connect Bahrain to the region and the rest of the world including some of the world’s leading financial markets, to support Bahrain’s financial services and trade sector. This was a key component of our new strategy that we announced in November 2009 to make Gulf Air a commercially sustainable and successful business, while supporting the nation’s Vision 2030.”

Mr. Majali continued, “By launching services to  the cities of Milan and Geneva we are not only opening  new doors of trade and tourism opportunities these two cities offer to the  people and businesses of Bahrain and the region but also bringing new commercial and other opportunities to Bahrain, the gateway of the Arabian Gulf and beyond.”

“Geneva, the second largest city in Switzerland, is the most international city in Europe with over 40% of its population coming from outside the country. One of the top ten richest cities in the world by purchasing power, with the city’s superb location at the foothills of the Alps, and Geneva’s fabulous climate, its sprawling and sparkling lake, and beautiful parks and gardens, has made it  one of the most-sought-after summer retreats for GCC Nationals. Besides tourism, Geneva is also home to over 150 international, governmental and non-governmental organisations, including the Office of the United Nations and nearly 200 multinational corporations that presents itself as a huge opportunity for business travel.”

From 29 March 2011:

  • Flight GF0023: days of operation: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
    departure BAH 02:15* // arrival GVA 07:50*
  • Flight GF0022: days of operation: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
    departure GVA 11:50* // arrival BAH 18:50*

* All times local

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