Gulf Air launched services between its Bahrain base and Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC) on 8 December.
The new daily service, operated by an Airbus A320, makes Gulf Air the first full-service passenger airline to introduce regular operations at Dubai’s new international airport. Passenger flights were launched at the airport in October when Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air introduced four-times weekly flights from Budapest.
The Gulf Air inaugural service (GF578) brought a delegation and a group of local media, and was greeted with the traditional water canon salute by the airport’s fire service. The daily DWC service operates in parallel with the airline’s 51 flights per week between Bahrain and Dubai International (DXB).
Gulf Air says the DWC flights are aimed at travellers “who value the new airport’s convenience and proximity to new Dubai”.