The announcement, which was made during a business lunch organised by the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), is part of Gulf Air’s expansion strategy and coincides with the official opening of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s embassy in Rome.
Gulf Air’s highly professional network planning team, composed primarily of young Bahrainis, ensures the success of proposed destinations by measuring feasibility in terms of market size, trade growth and average airfare – all of which are factors that the new Milan route satisfies.
Gulf Air has also announced that it will begin operating its first Airbus A321neo aircraft, serving a number of European destinations, including Milan. The new aircrafts will feature flatbed seats and a state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system.
In addition, 2020 will see Gulf Air take delivery of three Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The three new aircrafts, which bring the total number of Dreamliners operated by Gulf Air to ten, is a clear demonstration of the airline’s commitment to its fleet modernisation programme.
Gulf Air will also introduce new seasonal routes to Mykonos, Munich, Malaga, Nice and Salalah starting from the summer of 2020, and a new daily nonstop flight to Kuala Lumpur starting from July of 2020, strengthening international connectivity and boosting tourism.