GulfAir-AirbusA320Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain today announced the launch of direct services to Moscow, the capital of Russia, from 28th October 2014.

The airline will operate four flights per week to Domodedovo International Airport – 42 kilometers (26 mi) south-southeast from the center of Moscow and the city’s largest airport in terms of passenger and cargo traffic.

Today’s route announcement follows Gulf Air’s recent commencement of services to a number of destinations including Sialkot in Pakistan, Tehran in Iran and the Greek capital, Athens, this year.

Gulf Air Acting Chief Executive Officer Mr. Maher Salman AlMusallam said: “Gulf Air will, for the first time, enter Russia and the addition of Moscow operations further demonstrates the airline’s strategy of strengthening our network with key global destinations that provide strategic business and tourism links. By connecting Bahrain with Moscow we are opening up new doors of opportunity for trade, tourism and investment for both countries. We are confident this new route will be a success for our passenger operations, and we look forward to facilitating business and leisure traffic between the two countries and beyond.”

“We have scheduled our Moscow operations to serve regional travellers with convenient connections through Bahrain, providing excellent connectivity for travellers flying from the GCC, Indian Subcontinent and Asia.”

One of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world, Moscow is home to a number of historic and cultural sights in addition to iconic landmarks such as the Red Square and Kremlin. A major political, cultural, economic and scientific center in Russia and the region, Moscow boasts approximately 3 million tourists annually.

Gulf Air flights to Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport will be operated by an A320-ER aircraft in a two-class configuration of 14 Falcon Gold seats and 96 seats in Economy.

Gulf Air will operate four weekly flights between Bahrain and Moscow as below:

Flt No From To Frequency Dept Time Arrv Time
GF 0014 BAH DME Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat 09:05 14:05  
GF 0015 DME BAH Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat 14:50 19:30  

All times local