Bahrain Air will operate direct flights to Khartoum and Beirut from Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s King Fahad International Airport. The inaugural flight to Khartoum from the airlines second hub in Dammam, King Fahd International Airport took off on 13th June and the first flight to Beirut takes off on 20th June 2012.
The inaugural ceremony took place at Al Khobar’s Golden Tulip hotel. The ceremony was graced by Bahrain Air’s Managing Director Captain Ibrahim Al Hamer and distinguished guests from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Civil Aviation Authority, as well as the Lebanese and Sudanese embassy representatives, travel trade partners and well-wishers.
“This is a great moment in the history of Bahrain Air. The Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia is a very important market for us as we start flying out of Dammam today. My thanks and appreciation goes to the Civil Aviation Authorities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for their far sighted support in this venture,” Bahrain Air’s Managing Director Captain Ibrahim ALHamer, said.
“Bahrain Air operates with its modern Aircraft A320/A319. We are a hybrid airline offering both business and economy class configuration. Our new flights schedule will give Bahrain Air passengers better convenience flying out from KFIA (King Fahad International Airport) and eliminate delays on the Saudi – Bahrain causeway,” Bahrain Air’s Regional Manager Saudi Arabia and GCC Hanif Zakaria, said.
“The carrier also provides lounge facilities for its premium business class passengers and offers immediate connections to popular GCC destinations, the Levant and the Indian Sub-continent,” Zakaria, added.
Bahrain Air currently operates flights to three major cities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam.