Bahrain Air launches 4 flights to south India

21 Mar 2012

(MENAFN) Bahrain Air launched four weekly flights to Trivandrum in south India, with plans to increase to seven flights a week by the summer, Arabian Business reported.

Captain Ibrahim Al Hamer, managing director of Bahrain Air, said that the Indian Sub Continent remains a key focus area for the airline, particularly Kerala.

The state of Kerala will constitute 80 percent of Bahrain Air capacity to India, with a total of 17 flights a week across Cochin, Calicut and Trivandrum.

He added that currently there are about 350,000 Keralites in Bahrain and another 400,000 in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

Lately, Bahrain Air said it would be open to a merger with state-backed Gulf Air in a bid to enhance the carriers’ network of flights and overall operational efficiency.

CEO Richard Nuttall said there was an urgent need to solve the problems that both loss-making airlines face, and that a deal between the two carriers had a lot of support in the country.

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