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The Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, today celebrated the launch of its highly anticipated inaugural 5 weekly direct service between Colombo and Bahrain with the arrival of the airline’s first flight into Bandaranaike International Airport.

Gulf Air flight GF138 was welcomed into Bandaranaike International Airport, with a water cannon salute and, upon arrival, a celebratory event was held in the airport that saw the attendance of Bandaranaike International Airport officials, Gulf Air flight GF138’s captain and crew, Gulf Air’s General Sales Agent in Sri Lanka, Mack Air (Pvt) Ltd’s CEO Anil Bandara and Top Management along with media representatives from Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar.

Boasting one of the Middle East’s largest networks, with double daily flights or more to 10 regional cities, Gulf Air is well-positioned to connect passengers travelling to/from Colombo to several key destinations in the Middle East and Europe via its efficient Bahrain International Airport hub. The airline’s network currently serves 41 cities in 24 countries spanning three continents.

Gulf Air flights can be booked online at gulfair.com, the airline’s one-stop-shop website, where customers can also find a suite of additional online services offering hotel bookings, car rental, travel insurance and the Gulf Air Tours service that gives passengers access to a variety of travel add-ons such as sightseeing tours, museum passes, tours, excursions, local activities and airport transfers at their final destination. Fare / booking queries can also be directed to the airline’s 24-hour Worldwide Contact Centre on (+973) 17373737, or any Gulf Air sales offices and approved travel agencies.