The Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) welcomed the inaugural flight number 9W593 for Jet Airways to the Kingdom of Bahrain on Friday October 19, 2012 to conclude its new third weekly flight from Kochi to Bahrain in an event held at Bahrain International Airport.
The ceremony was attended by top officials from Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), Jet Airways, Airport and Government officials including Mr Nirmal Kumar Chawdhary, First Secretary of the Indian Embassy in Bahrain, Mr Abdulrahman Al Busaidy, Group Executive Officer of Jet Airways, Mr John Iype, Chairman of the Indian Community Relief Fund in Bahrain and Mr Hussain Rasool, Corporate Communications Manager of Bahrain Airport Company as well as a number of partners and media representatives.
The airline will deploy its Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with Premiere and Economy configurations on this route.
Sudheer Raghavan, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, said “In keeping with the growing demand from our guests for seamless connections between the Gulf and India, as well as onwards via our international hub in Mumbai, Jet Airways is delighted to enhance its services on the India-Gulf sector in the winter schedule. Having emerged as among the
leading airlines on the highly competitive Indo-Gulf sector in a relatively short period of time, we are confident that the new services will prove popular with our guests.”
In his welcome remarks at the landing of the Jet Airways inaugural flight at Bahrain International Airport, Mr Hussain Rasool, Corporate Communications Manager BAC praised the airline’s steady growth by saying, “The additional flight between Kochin and Bahrain has further strengthened the Kingdom’s position as an emerging hub for airlines in the MENA region,” he said.
“Bahrain international Airport will remain committed in providing its excellent services to all airlines and passengers at the airport as we endeavor in promoting airline success and leading partnership initiatives going forward, and we welcome the latest addition from Jet Airways” Mr. Rasool, added.
Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, will initially operate three flights a week to Bahrain scheduled for flight on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and also provide
enhanced connections from Dammam with a Bus Service through the causeway between Bahrain and Dammam.