Bahrain’s Gulf Air plans to launch two new Pakistan routes.

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has announced that it is to add two new destinations in Pakistan.The addition of direct services to the cities of Faisalabad and Multan are scheduled to launch in December, the airline said in a statement.

The airline will operate four weekly direct flights to Multan and three weekly services to Faisalabad, it added.Ahmed Janahi, chief commercial officer, said: "We are committed to serving the Pakistan market, as we have done since our first entry in 1960.

"Accordingly, we are delighted to supplement our existing operations - catering to passenger demand from across the country."I would like to extend our thanks to the Pakistan authorities and Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority for facilitating and supporting this new development that I am confident will be well received by passengers."


The new launches will take the carrier's total number of Pakistan destinations to seven in addition to Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar and Sialkot.Gulf Air flights to Multan, Pakistan's fifth largest city by population, and Faisalabad, a major industrial and manufacturing hub, will be operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft.

 Gulf Air said in August that its year-on-year losses reduced by 30 percent in the first half of 2014.The airline's revenues increased by 10 percent during the same period, its chairman said in a statement without giving specific figures.

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