Bahrain Air reinstates flights to India connecting Thiruvananthapuram from April 19th 2012. The airline recently got into a landing dispute issue with the Indian Civil Aviation Ministry and was forced to ground its recently-launched route!
Bahrain Air, the second national carrier of Bahrain, is all set to resume its flights to Thiruvananthapuram in the South Indian state of Kerala from Thursday 19th April 2012. The airline was forced to suspend its newly launched flights to the city when it was unable to get all the necessary certifications.
The airline grounded its newly launched India-bound flights soon after getting into a landing rights dispute with airport authorities. However, the carrier’s press release as on 18th April 2012 revealed that the airline got permissions from the Indian authorities to re-start operations on its Thiruvananthapuram route after two weeks of negotiations.
With Bahrain Air now resuming the India-bound flights from April 19th 2012, holiday makers can now hope to find some lucrative ticket deals on cheap flights to India connecting Thiruvananthapuram.
More than 10 flights to India were suspended and Bahrain Air lost some $500 million in the dispute, as revealed by Bahrain Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Richard Nuttall.
Richard Nuttall said, “This is good news and flights will resume tomorrow. First of all, I would like to apologise to the customers for any inconvenience and secondly, thank the authorities involved in sorting out the matter for co-operating with us.”
“Everything will be back to normal and customers with queries can call our customer service number for more details,” he further continued.
“We would like to extend our heartiest gratitude to all the officials from Bahrain and India, who were involved with their honest efforts for making Bahrain Air resume its operations to Thiruvananthapuram,” Bahrain Air’s Managing director, Captain Ibrahim Abdulla Al Hamer said thanking everyone helped the airline to get the landing dispute issue resolved.
The airline faced the landing dispute issue after its contract expired with the Indian Civil Aviation Affairs Ministry on March 24th 2012.
Earlier, a delegation team that included authorities from Bahrain Air and Kingdom of Bahrain’s Civil Aviation Affairs flew to India to resolve the landing dispute issue.