Gulf Air Increases Frequencies to London For Bahrain Grand Prix in March

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LONDON – Gulf Air has added an additional daily flight from London Heathrow to Bahrain in response to increased demand during the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Bahrain’s flag carrier currently operates double daily flights to London Heathrow, a direct route that has been part of the airline’s network since 1970. 

The Formula One racing event will take place on the weekend between 18 and 20 March and will exponentially increase the demand. The airline expects to operate three daily services between London and Bahrain on 16, 17, 21, and 22 March.

Passengers with a valid Formula One ticket and flying on Gulf Air flights during this period will receive free lounge access.

Captain Waleed Abdulhameed AlAlawi, Gulf Air’s Chief Executive Officer said: “The demand for attendance to the season opener has definitely been significant and we are excited to welcome our global visitors to the Kingdom of Bahrain to witness the Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix race.”

Dr. Nasser Qaedi, Chief Executive Officer the Bahrain Tourism & Exhibition Authority commented: “2022 is proving to be an exciting year for tourism in Bahrain and the great reception we have been receiving from international travelers who are traveling to Bahrain to watch the season opener of the Formula One race is a testament to that.”

The 2022 race will usher in a new era for F1, following possibly the biggest revolution of rules in the history of the sport. As the opening race of the season, it will be the first opportunity for F1 fans around the world to witness the new cars in action.

The airline currently operates its flights to over 80% of its pre-pandemic network; as Gulf Air continuously works closely with government authorities throughout destinations on its network to resume operations to those destinations.

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