Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air is participating in the Arabian Travel Market 2021 (ATM), the region’s leading travel and tourism exhibition alongside Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority.
Gulf Air Board Chairman Zayed R. Alzayani attended the exhibition that included several Bahraini travel and tourism industry representatives. The exhibition is taking place on May 16 – 19.
Gulf Air last week announced it would resume direct flights to Malaga in Spain this summer as it expands its list of boutique seaside destinations in Europe for the season.
The airline will operate two weekly flights from June 30 to August 29.
The announcement comes in line with the airline’s strategic growth during the summer holiday as the demand for travel grows.
Building on the seasonal route’s success in 2019, Gulf Air will operate its flagship aircraft the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on this long-haul flight.
All Gulf Air flights are now operated by 100% vaccinated crew including pilots and flight attendants.
The decision makes Gulf Air one of the first airlines in the world to provide peace of mind to all passengers flying to any destination of its growing network.
Gulf Air had also announced it is offering complimentary COVID-19 travel insurance coverage to all ticket holders including health and quarantine expenses in the unexpected circumstances of being diagnosed with or contracting COVID-19 during passengers’ journeys.
All tickets booked, including redemption tickets, on Gulf Air flights for travel starting from May 10 until November 10, 2021 are automatically covered with COVID-19 insurance at no extra cost.
All passengers, according to the newly announced insurance policy and in the unfortunate event of being diagnosed with COVID-19 while traveling abroad, will be covered for repatriation assistance, medical and hospital costs abroad as well as quarantine accommodation costs.
Coverage is applicable on Gulf Air operated flights with Gulf Air ticket numbers that are purchased through the airline’s website, the call centre, Gulf Air’s sales offices or travel agents.