MIDDLE EAST: Gulf Air resumes Sri Lanka flights

Bahrain’s Gulf Air has restarted service to Sri Lanka`s Bandaranaike International Airport after a lapse of five years, with five weekly frequencies. Gulf Air CEO Samer Majali said the prime objective of Gulf Air re-launching in Sri Lanka is for added connectivity from Colombo to Bahrain and on to other Middle Eastern destinations. “Given that […]


Bahrain’s Gulf Air has restarted service to Sri Lanka`s Bandaranaike International Airport after a lapse of five years, with five weekly frequencies. Gulf Air CEO Samer Majali said the prime objective of Gulf Air re-launching in Sri Lanka is for added connectivity from Colombo to Bahrain and on to other Middle Eastern destinations. “Given that Gulf Air has the largest network in the Middle East with non-stop flights providing seamless onward connections to a host of other international destinations, we believe it is the apt time for us to have a dynamic presence here in Sri Lanka,” Majali said. Gulf Air also reaffirmed its partnership with Mack Air (Pvt) Limited, the airline division of John Keells Holdings PLC to provide General Sales Agency Services.