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Gulf Air restores double-daily flights to London

Following the addition of Bahrain to UK Government’s Amber list, Gulf Air has restored its double-daily flights to London. The move to Amber list means that citizens and residents of Bahrain will be able to quarantine at their choice of residence for 10 days as opposed to institutional quarantine for arrivals from red list countries.

As of 8th August 2021, the Bahrain-based airline is operated twice-daily flights between Bahrain International Airport and London Heathrow Airport.

The schedule of the 1st daily flight is:

  • Bahrain-London
  • Departure time: 02:00
  • Arrival time: 06:55
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 55 minutes
  • Flight number: GF7
  • London-Bahrain
  • Departure time: 10:00
  • Arrival time: 18:15
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: GF2

The schedule of the 2nd daily flight is:

  • Bahrain-London
  • Departure time: 10:25
  • Arrival time: 15:20
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 55 minutes
  • Flight number: GF3
  • London-Bahrain
  • Departure time: 22:05
  • Arrival time: 06:20 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: GF6

These flights are operated by Gulf Air’s Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner featuring 26 seats in Business class and 256 seats in Economy class.

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Commenting on restoring double daily direct passenger flights to London, Captain Waleed AlAlawi, Chief Executive Officer, Kuwait, said:

London is one of our main destinations in Western Europe and we’ve been connecting both Kingdoms since 1970. It has also been a destination that we maintained scheduled operations to throughout 2020. Thanks to the great efforts by The National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Kingdom of Bahrain is now moved from the red list to the amber list in the UK colour coding entry system. Gulf Air is known for its morning and night flights to and from London and we’re happy to bring these back to offer more flexibility and convenience to our passengers.

Gulf Air began the summer season with flights to 80% of its pre-pandemic network and has since continued to resume operations and restore services to cities of its original 2019 destination network. The carrier has also launched Summer seasonal flights to Mykonos and Santorini in Greece, Malaga in Spain and Alexandria and Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt as well as recently resuming Tbilisi in Georgia.

The airline currently flies to and from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Medina, Muscat, Cairo, Amman, Casablanca, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Athens, Istanbul, Tbilisi, Larnaca, Bangkok, Manila, Singapore, Dhaka, Colombo, the Maldives and several destinations in India and Pakistan.

Featured image by Gulf Air

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