gulfair-istanbul-fam2016Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, recently gave a number of prominent Muscat-based travel agents, tour operators and select media representatives the opportunity to explore the Turkish city of Istanbul with a familiarization trip jointly hosted by the airline and OUA (Oman United Agency) Holidays.

With the aim of promoting one of the airline’s key network destinations, participants had the opportunity to experience Gulf Air’s onboard and on-the-ground offering including its dedicated Gulf Air Falcon Gold Lounge at Bahrain International Airport in addition to participating in tailored tours of Istanbul’s historical and cultural sites.

Gulf Air has had a strong presence in the Sultanate of Oman since Bahrain’s national carrier was first established in 1950. The airline currently operates 3 daily flights to Muscat and 5 weekly flights to Istanbul – increasing to a daily Istanbul service as part of Gulf Air’s Summer 2016 Schedule. Boasting one of the largest networks in the Middle East with double daily flights or more to 10 regional cities, in addition to select destinations in the Indian Subcontinent and Europe, from its hub at Bahrain International Airport Gulf Air is well-positioned to connect travelers from several key destinations across its global network