April 21: Bahrain-based carrier Gulf Air is to operate up to ten extra flights to get stranded passengers back to Europe as a result of the Icelandic volcano eruption.
On Thursday Gulf Air will be operating a flight between Bahrain, Kathmandu and London Heathrow to transport passengers waiting in Nepal’s capital. On Friday another flight will be operated between Bahrain, Kathmandu and Paris Charles De Gaulle airport as well as one more return flight between Bahrain and Frankfurt.
Gulf Air’s Chief Executive Officer Samer Majali said “Our team, drawn from operations, network, airports and others departments, has been working tirelessly ever since the situation has arisen, to take care of the passengers wherever they were stuck and ensure alternate arrangements are made to fly them safely and smoothly as they waited for the airspace to reopen; they have done a great job.
“Though it has been a difficult time for airlines affected by this unusual situation that has seen the European airspace closed for such a long time since the Second World War, passengers are always our first priority. I thank them for their patience, understanding and cooperation.”