Dubai Airports and Gulf Air recently inked a memorandum of understanding to become the first full-service network carrier to fly into Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC). The airline plans to operate a daily service linking DWC to Bahrain effective 8 December 2013.
The airline already operates 51 flights per week into Dubai International but is targeting travellers closer to the new airport.
Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths said: “It’s clear the interest in our new passenger terminal is growing in leaps and bounds. We are confident passengers will appreciate the efficiency of our newest passenger terminal and growing slate of flights.”
Elaborating further Gulf Air’s acting chief executive officer, Maher Salman Al Musallam said: “We have been operating to Dubai since 1960 and today operate seven flights daily from Bahrain to Dubai International. The additional flight to DWC boosts Gulf Air’s capacity to Emirate by 10%.”
Gulf Air will be operating its new A320-Extended Range (ER) aircraft on all of it its flights between Bahrain International Airport and DWC.