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Gulf Air welcomes Russian trade representatives to Bahrain

Gulf Air launched a direct Moscow link in October 2014 and the route has seen steady growth

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, recently welcomed a number of Russian travel trade representatives to Bahrain as part of a familiarization trip that afforded them the opportunity to explore Bahrain and visit a number of its tourist attractions.

During the visit, leading Russian trade representatives, tour operators, luxury travel outlets and foreign independent travel agents reviewed a number of hotels and experienced various local attractions around the Kingdom.

Additionally, the representatives experienced Gulf Air’s latest products, both inflight and on-the-ground and visited the airline’s headquarters to meet with the national carrier’s executive management team to learn more about the Gulf Air offering.

Gulf Air launched a direct Moscow link in October 2014 and the route has seen steady growth. In support of this, the airline recently entered into a Special Prorate Agreement (SPA) with Russian carrier S7 Airlines enabling Gulf Air passengers to take flights beyond Moscow to and from the Russian cities of St Petersburg, Kazan, Samara, Volgograd, Rostov, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, Ufa, Sochi and Voronezh.

With a combined fare that is more attractive than those purchased separately, the SPA agreement allows passengers to purchase only one ticket, at a more competitive fare, for their entire journey instead of separate tickets for each individual carrier.

Gulf Air’s direct three weekly flights to Moscow Domodedovo Airport operate on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.