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Gulf Air to commence service to Dubai World Central in Dec-2013

24-Oct-2013 3:33 PM

UAE's Dubai Airports announced (23-Oct-2013) Gulf Air signed a MoU to become the first full-service passenger airline to operate at Dubai World Central (DWC). The airline plans to commence daily Bahrain-Dubai World Central service with two-class A320 equipment, effective 08-Dec-2013 - see Route Changes Table for more information. The carrier currently operates 51 times weekly Bahrain-Dubai International Airport service and the new route will target travellers who value Dubai World Central's proximity to new Dubai. Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths said, "Gulf Air’s daily service to Bahrain and onward connections through its network are sure to be appealing to a wide number of travellers. It’s clear the interest in our new passenger terminal is growing in leaps and bounds. We are confident passengers will appreciate the sleek efficiency of our newest passenger terminal and the growing slate of flights it has on offer." Gulf Air acting CEO Maher Salman Al Musallam said, "Gulf Air’s new daily evening flight to DWC will provide additional travel options and seamless connections through Bahrain to over 30 destinations, maximising passenger convenience. Furthermore, the airport’s close proximity to the holiday, residential and business developments of Arabian Ranches, Dubai Marina, Dubai Media City and Palm Jumeirah, make it an attractive, alternative, time-saving travel proposition for passengers  located in or travelling to these areas." Dubai World Central is scheduled to open its passenger terminal on 27-Oct-2013. [more - original PR]