Bahrain Air has announced to launch flights to India connecting southern city of Trivandrum. The airline, already operating flights to other South Indian cities of Cochin and Calicut, will offer four flights a week to Trivandrum.

Bahrain Air, Kingdom of Bahrain’s second flag carrier, has decided to launch new flights to southern part of India.

The airline announced to commence four flights a week to Trivandrum, Kerala and has plans to enhance the services to seven flights a week by the summer. Of all the Bahrain Air’s flights to India, around 80 percent are directed towards the south of India.

The airline now offers 17 flights a week across Cochin, Calicut and Trivandrum. With enhanced flight frequency from Bahrain, travel buffs can perhaps hope to get lucky with lucrative ticket deals on cheap flights to India now.

Captain Ibrahim Al Hamer, Managing Director of Bahrain Air, said: “The Indian Sub Continent remains a key focus area for Bahrain Air and Kerala continues to be a focal destination for us.

“Currently there are about 350,000 Keralites in Bahrain and another 400,000 in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia,” he was quoted in news reports.

Ibrahim Al Hamer also added: “This new route to Trivandrum once again reiterates our commitment to improve our services and meet the needs of our customers within the region.

“We are positive for the future and traffic rights permitting we will continue to increase flights to India as we take more aircraft in the future,” he was further quoted.

Bahrain Air’s CEO Richard Nuttall, who was on the first flight from Bahrain that arrived at Trivandrum International Airport, said: “It was fully booked, the return flight has 75% passenger capacity. This is remarkable considering that the bookings opened only 10 days ago. Bahrain Air is now positioning itself as a premium value carrier with two-class service.”

Bahrain Air’s flight is scheduled to leave Bahrain at 9.25pm (local time) and arrive at the Trivandrum International Airport at 4.15am. The return flight will depart Trivandrum at 5am and land in Bahrain at 7.30am.

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