New Airbus 320neo service begins five times a week
Gulf Air - the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain – celebrated its inaugural service to the Maldives as its flight GF144 landed in Velana International Airport in the capital, Male.
The landing aircraft, a new Airbus 320neo, was welcomed with a water cannon salute and, upon arrival, a celebratory event was held at the airport which saw the attendance of Gulf Air’s Chief Commercial Officer Mr. Vincent Coste along with various dignitaries.
At the inaugural event in Velana International Airport, Mr. Coste said: “This is a remarkable event for us to fly, for the first time, to the Maldives. This tourist destination is widely popular amongst premium leisure travelers being honeymooners or families seeking luxurious holidays.
“With five weekly direct flights between Bahrain and Male and with great connectivity through our hub, this destination promises to be a key route within our growing network.”
Gulf Air will deploy its new aircraft the Airbus A320neo on this route.