Gulf Air launches first flight to AlUla International Airport

A Gulf Air Airbus lands at AlUla International Airport.
Photo Credit: Gulf Air

The Royal Commission for AlUla celebrated the arrival of Gulf Air – the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, with the landing of its inaugural flight to AlUla International Airport on Saturday, 3 February 2024.

The new seasonal destination will be operated by the carrier’s A320neo aircraft, and will provide passengers with the opportunity to discover AlUla as a cultural destination with its distinctive history and scenery.

Direct Connectivity to AlUla

With its inaugural flight landing at AlUla International Airport (ULH) over the weekend, Gulf Air marks the beginning of direct connectivity between Bahrain and AlUla.

Gulf Air introduces two weekly direct flights to AlUla, operating in two phases: as a winter destination from 3 February to 6 March and as a summer destination from 13 to 24 April.

This strategic move aligns with Gulf Air’s commitment to expanding its network and meeting the evolving demands of its passengers.

Photo Credit: Gulf Air


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A Historic Relationship

Established in 1950, Gulf Air has a rich history of serving the region, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

With the addition of AlUla to its destinations, the airline now offers flights to six destinations within Saudi Arabia, enhancing travel options and flexibility for passengers.

This expansion reinforces Gulf Air’s position as a key player in connecting Saudi Arabia to its global network, spanning across 54 destinations.

Introducing AlUla’s Wonders

AlUla beckons travelers with its mesmerizing blend of history and natural beauty. From ancient archaeological sites to breathtaking landscapes, AlUla promises a journey filled with discovery and wonder.

Gulf Air’s seasonal flights allow passengers to experience AlUla’s cultural richness during both winter and summer, ensuring that every visit is a unique adventure.

About Gulf Air

Gulf Air commenced operations in 1950, becoming one of the first commercial airlines established in the Middle East.

The airline operates scheduled flights from its hub at Bahrain International Airport to cities in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Indian sub-continent, and the Far East.

Renowned for its traditional Arabian hospitality, the airline is committed to being an industry leader and developing products and services that reflect the evolving needs and aspirations of its passengers.

The airline is also rated Five Star Major Official Airline by APEX, a rating programme that is based solely on certified passengers’ feedback.

Most recently, Skytrax awarded the national carrier with the “World’s Most Improved Airline” award for 2022. These milestones for national carrier are a testament to the success of its boutique strategy and the ongoing enhancements to its products and services.

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