Gulf Air brings forward launch of winter schedule

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Gulf Air has brought forward the launch of its winter schedule to 10 September, responding to what it describes as strong passenger growth.

Under the new schedule, the Bahraini flag carrier will offer seven additional flights per week each to Dubai and Kuwait. Flights to Jordan's capital Amman will increase from 11 to 14 per week.

Beirut will see its weekly flight schedule increase from seven to 11, while the Sudanese capital Khartoum will benefit from a frequency increase from six to 11 services per week.

The Asian destinations of Dhaka, Kathmandu and Colombo have been increased to seven flights in total per week, while flights to two European destinations - Frankfurt and Istanbul - are rising by one each for the winter season.

In addition, Gulf Air has increased its capacity to the Egyptian capital Cairo by introducing a combination of Airbus A330 and A321 aircraft.