In observance of the upcoming holy month of Ramadan the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, has modified its flight schedule to and from the religious city of Madinah, effective from the 1st of July, catering to Muslim travellers’ needs by allowing passengers to break their fast either after landing in Madinah or during the two-hour flight.
Gulf Air’s Acting Senior Manager of GCC and Middle East Sales, Mr. Ahmed Al Matrook commented on the schedule enhancement: “We are very pleased to offer an improved schedule to our customers during the holy month of Ramadan. As an airline with one of the largest Middle East networks, a significant number of our passengers observe Ramadan and, with our modified flight schedule, we aim to respect the religious and cultural customs of our fasting travellers. We believe the modified schedule caters to our passengers’ needs and will improve their travel experience.”
Gulf Air holds a leadership position in the Middle East by operating one of the largest regional networks, with multiple daily flights to more than 10 regional cities. The national carrier is well-positioned to connect Madinah to destinations in the Middle East, Europe and Asia through its efficient hub Bahrain.
Gulf Air launched its operations to Madinah in 2010 and today offers five weekly flights between Bahrain and the religious hub, operated by an Airbus A320. The aircraft features a two-class configuration, with 16 Falcon Gold Class seats and 120 Economy Class seats. The A320 aircraft is equipped with the airline’s latest in-flight entertainment technology offering hundreds of channels of entertainment including a recently added new video channel featuring the full 30 chapters of the Holy Quran (all 114 Surahs) in both Arabic and English, a step-by-step ‘how to’ guide for Hajj and Umrah in four different languages and a special Dua’a channel.
The new flight schedule to Madinah will be in effect between the 1st and 24th of July and can be found below:
|Flight Number||Departure Airport||Departure Time||Arrival Airport||Arrival Time||Frequency|
|GF0177||Bahrain||15:40||Madinah||17:45||Tues & Thurs|
|GF0178||Madinah||18:30||Bahrain||20:25||Tues & Thurs|
|GF0179||Bahrain||10:15||Madinah||12:20||Mon, Wed & Sat|
|GF0180||Madinah||13:05||Bahrain||15:00||Mon, Wed & Sat|
*All times are local
Travellers can book their flights online at www.gulfair.com or by calling the airline’s 24 hour Worldwide Contact Centre on (+973) 17373737 or through Gulf Air sales offices and approved travel agencies.
Source / Author: Gulf Air
Photo: Gulf Air