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Gulf Air to launch flights to Tel Aviv in Israel

Full service carrier Gulf Air has announced that it will launch flights to Tel Aviv in Israel later this month.

Starting 30th September 2021, Gulf Air will fly 2-times-a-week between Bahrain International Airport and Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport. These flights will run with the following schedule:

  • Bahrain-Tel Aviv
  • Departure time: 09:00
  • Arrival time: 11:50
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 50 minutes
  • Flight number: GF972
  • Frequency: Mondays and Thursdays
  • Tel Aviv-Bahrain
  • Departure time: 15:20
  • Arrival time: 17:55
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 35 minutes
  • Flight number: GF973
  • Frequency: Mondays and Thursdays

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The national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain will deploy its Airbus A320neos featuring 16 recliner-style Falcon Gold Seats (Business Class) with 46 inches of seat pitch and 120 standard Economy Class seats with 30 or 31 inches of seat pitch.

Captain Waleed AlAlawi, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Gulf Air, said:

We are delighted to announce the launch of our Bahrain–Tel Aviv route as part of the historic Bahraini–Israeli relations. As the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain; we take great pride in supporting our leadership and Kingdom in their role of preserving peace and prosperity in the region. We hope this is merely the beginning of developing further opportunities.

The announcement of launch of flights to Tel Aviv follows the announcement of peace between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the State of Israel and the political, commercial and civil aviation agreements signed last year between the two countries.

Meanwhile, Gulf Air has restored double-daily flights to London following the UK government’s decision to move Bahrain to its ‘Amber List’ in its travel traffic light system.

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