Gulf Air Adds Additional Flights to London Heathrow Over Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Weekend

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain: Gulf Air, the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, announces it has added an additional daily flight from London Heathrow to Bahrain on March 16, 17, 21 and 22 to operate three daily flights during the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix ​​weekend will take place from March 18 to 20. Gulf Air currently operates double daily flights to London Heathrow, a direct route that has been part of the airline’s network since 1970. Bahrain at 0050 AM local, and the flight from Bahrain departs at 08:30 AM local and lands at London Heathrow at 1255 PM local. Passengers with a valid Formula 1 ticket and flying Gulf Air flights to Bahrain from London Heathrow during this period will receive free access to the lounge at London Heathrow and Bahrain International Airport.

On the occasion, Captain Waleed Abdulhameed AlAlawi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Air commented: “The demand to participate in the season opener has been absolutely significant and we are delighted to welcome our global visitors to the Kingdom of Bahrain to witness the Formula 1 Air Bahrain Golf Grand Prix Race The race has always been an important global event for the Kingdom of Bahrain, Gulf Air and our partners, the Bahrain International Circuit and adding an additional flight with our Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to join to meet the demand for the race as spectators prepare their visits to participate.”

On behalf of the Bahrain Tourism & Exhibition Authority, Dr. Nasser Qaedi, Chief Executive Officer on: “2022 is proving to be an exciting year for tourism in Bahrain and the great reception we have received from international travelers traveling to Bahrain to watch the Formula 1 race season opener there is an proof of. We are delighted to welcome more tourists from the UK to enjoy both the race and the other activities and attractions taking place on our island in March.”

Speaking on behalf of the Bahrain International Circuit, Shaikh Salman bin Isa AlKhalifa, Chief Executive said: “Over the past few weeks we have seen a high demand for tickets and travel packages from international fans, including from the UK. We are grateful to our partners at Gulf Air for increasing their capacity and we look forward to welcoming fans from around the world to celebrate the start of this exciting new era for the sport.”

The 2022 race heralds a new era for F1, after possibly the biggest regulation revolution in the sport’s history. As the opening race of the season, it is the first chance for F1 fans around the world to see the new cars in action. It also follows the incredible excitement of the 2021 season, which has come closest in time.

Grammy Award-winning DJ and producer Afrojack was also recently announced as the weekend’s first megastar concert act. He is the first internationally known performer announced for this year’s F1 weekend at BIC and will light the stage in the F1 Village sales area on Friday evening. All Bahrain Grand Prix card holders can attend the concerts at no extra cost. Further details on concerts and entertainment will be announced in the run-up to the event. Other attractions at BIC during the race weekend include stage acts and roaming performers such as famed street performer Abraham Thill, a life-size Toy Brigade, Funky Style Band from Italy, the Jam Batucada music show from Spain, and a host of other entertainment. Tickets can be purchased online at BIC’s official website www.bahraingp.corn

Gulf Air recently announced the return of its exclusive Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix packages on gulfair.com for passengers visiting Bahrain in conjunction with the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority and the Bahrain International Circuit. This allows eligible visitors to book flights, accommodation, a three-day race pass and transportation to and from the race. More information is available at gulfair.com/f1 and visit gulfair.com/covid19 for entry requirements. To learn more about the experiences Bahrain has to offer, visit bahrain.com.

The airline currently operates its flights to more than 80% of its pre-pandemic network; as Gulf Air continues to work closely with government agencies in all destinations on its network to resume operations to those destinations. Gulf Air boasts a flexible and agile network by instantly adapting to government procurement and civil aviation guidelines around its network and has responded to ongoing changes and updates regarding operations to and from its network destinations. Recently, Gulf Air has been awarded the Five Star Major Official Airline Rating from APEX; an award based solely on feedback from certified passengers. In addition, Gulf Air has also received the Skytrax Five Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating following a thorough audit by Skytrax Research that took place between November and December 2021. The rating is a testament to the success of Gulf Air’s operations to fly safely during the pandemic and improving airport and inflight protocols to combat the spread of COVID-19. The airline gains this recognition by providing the highest standards to customers and staff, while maintaining its boutique strategy to deliver its renowned Arabic hospitality.

© Press release 2022

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