Bahrain’s Gulf Air operates inaugural flight to Santorini

Bahrain’s Gulf Air operates inaugural flight to Santorini

The flight was operated by Gulf Air’s new aircraft the Airbus A320neo, which features 16 Falcon Gold seats and 120 economy class seats

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, celebrated its inaugural flight to Santorini in Greece.

Flight GF034 was welcomed into Santorini International Airport with a water cannon salute and, upon arrival, a number of airport officials joined the flying crew for commemorative photographs.

Before departing from Bahrain International Airport, passengers were handed special boarding passes and commemorative certificates in celebration of the airline’s very first flight from Bahrain to the Greek island.

The airline started its internal vaccination campaign for its operating crew and frontline staff in December 2020 and last month announced that all its flights would be operated by a fully vaccinated crew

Commenting on the recent addition of Santorini to Gulf Air’s summer network, acting chief executive officer Captain Waleed AlAlawi said: “Earlier this month, Gulf Air operated its inaugural flight to Mykonos, and with today’s launch of Santorini flights, the airline aims to boost its network with popular boutique seaside destinations that are favourite to many tourists and families in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the region. These strategic additions come in place as the demand for travel gradually grows towards the summer holiday with travel restrictions easing off in Europe”.

Gulf Air also recently announced that it will offer complimentary Covid-19 travel insurance coverage to all ticket holders, including health and quarantine expenses in the unexpected circumstances of being diagnosed with or contracting Covid-19.

Gulf Air will serve both Mykonos and Santorini until the end of September.

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