Press: To Bahrain with Gulf Air

New airline, new destination: Gulf Air launched its new Munich to Bahrain route today

July 1, 2024

With a water baptism, a traditional ribbon-cutting, and gingerbread hearts, Munich Airport today welcomed the Bahrain-based airline Gulf Air, which will be flying regularly to the Bavarian aviation hub from now on.

The long-established national airline of the Kingdom of Bahrain, founded in 1950, will run flights from Bahrain to Munich four times a week - Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays - on a modern Airbus A321neo. Landing in Munich is at 6:35 a.m., while the take-off time for Bahrain is 12:20 p.m.

As a vacation destination or as a stopover on a long-distance trip, the island state of Bahrain in the Arabian Gulf offers a mixture of tradition and modernity. The island state also has a direct road link via the King Fahd Causeway, a 25-km long bridge that connects Bahrain with Saudi Arabia. For onward travelers, the international hub boasts a variety of connections to fascinating destinations, including India, Singapore, Thailand, the Maldives, and China.

The new connection to Bahrain expands the wide range of flights between Munich and the Gulf States, which is also hugely important to tourism in Bavaria. In 2023, the state capital alone recorded around 400,000 overnight stays by guests from this region, up five percent on the previous year.

Jost Lammers (3rd from left) and representatives of Gulf Air together with the crew


Press Department

Flughafen München GmbH

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