gulf air brings key russian travel agents to bahrain

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, recently hosted representatives from key Russian-based MICE travel agencies on a 4 day visit that gave them the opportunity to experience the comforts of flying with Gulf Air and enjoy some of Bahrain’s most notable tourist attractions.


In a meeting with Gulf Air A/Chief Executive Officer Mr. Maher Salman AlMusallam and Gulf Air A/Chief Commercial Officer Mr. Ahmed Janahi at the airline’s headquarters, topics of discussion included the importance of travel agents’ role and function and their critical partnership with Gulf Air to promote Bahrain and raise awareness of all that the Kingdom and its national carrier have to offer Russian visitors. In turn, the representatives voiced their positive feedback on the Kingdom’s many tourism and business capabilities and its broad appeal to various types of visitors.


Gulf Air launched a direct Moscow link in October 2014 and the route has seen steady growth to date. In support of this, the airline has entered into a Special Prorate Agreement (SPA) with Russian carrier S7 Airlines enabling Gulf Air passengers to take flights beyond Moscow to and from the Russian cities of St Petersburg, Kazan, Samara, Volgograd, Rostov, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, Ufa, Sochi and Voronezh. With a combined fare that is more attractive than those purchased separately, the SPA agreement allows passengers to purchase only one ticket, at a more competitive fare, for their entire journey instead of separate tickets for each individual carrier.


Gulf Air’s direct four weekly flights to Moscow Domodedovo Airport operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Flights to and from Moscow can be booked online at, by calling the airline’s 24 hour Worldwide Contact Centre on (+973) 17373737, or through any Gulf Air sales office and approved travel agencies.