Gulf Air has revealed a new addition to its 2020 network with a popular premium leisure destination: flights to Nice on the Cote d’Azur in France commencing from July 2020 with two weekly flights. From July 2 to August 30, Gulf Air will connect the capital of Bahrain to Nice Côte d’Azur every Thursday and Sunday. It will be his second destination in France, after Paris. The flight will make a one-hour stopover in Milan and will be operated by an Airbus 321neo aircraft.
On this expansion and route announcement, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, and Chairman of Gulf Air’s Board of Directors, H.E Zayed R. Alzayani said: “It is very exciting for our national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain to reach further places and connect multiple cities in the East and the West to its hub, Bahrain.” He also added: “On the western side of our network map, and coinciding with our expansion in Europe in summer 2020, we will launch flights to Nice on the Cote d’azur as a boutique destination catering to our premium leisure travelers. As we welcome our new Airbus 321neo next year, we will serve our European routes with a brand new aircraft featuring flat-beds and superior in-flight entertainment system for more enjoyable journeys with Gulf Air”.
The airline’s network is expanding tactically to strengthen the current destinations’ map with feeder cities balanced from the east and west of the Kingdom. Recently the airline announced plans to operate flights to Milan as a year-round destination as well as Mykonos and Munich as seasonal destinations – all starting from summer 2020.
“This new route represents our strategy to reconcile the development of our network, the benefit from the dynamism of our territory and the preservation of the environment through the use of the most modern and least emissive planes”, says Dominique Thillaud, Chairman of the Airports of the Côte d’Azur.