Manama, September 16 (BNA) Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, celebrated today the launch of flight number 5000 from the new terminal building at Bahrain International Airport, where flight number GF003 to London Heathrow was a milestone in operation.
A small event was organized at the departure gate of the mentioned flight in the presence of the company’s executive management and a number of officials from Bahrain International Airport, Bahrain Airport Services, Bahrain Civil Aviation Affairs and the Ministry of Interior. The passengers of that flight were also involved in the celebration by handing over 5000 special souvenirs on the occasion of departure.
Gulf Air’s acting CEO, Captain Waleed Al Alawi, commented: “When we moved to the new airport in January 2021, we knew that it would be a new beginning and a new chapter in the Kingdom’s journey in the history of aviation, supporting the strategic vision of Bahrain strengthening its position as a hub to facilitate the movement of millions of passengers. Sophisticated facilities and diverse entertainment options for every type of passenger make the new terminal a great place to start and end a journey. Today we celebrate our 5000th departure which is a testament to our boutique and growing airline strategy! “
The new airport lounge features a dedicated check-in area for both Gold and Gold Class passengers on Gulf Air, as well as the all-new Falcon Gold Lounge which doubles in size and capacity compared to the previous lounge at the old airport.
Taking into account all the updated health and safety measures, the new lounge reflects new concepts of modern premium lounges while preserving the rich legacy and history of the 70-plus-year-old Gulf Air brand. A number of features from the previous lounge are preserved as well as newly introduced spaces such as the children’s area, shower rooms, prayer space, a quiet area along with live cooking stations and new food and beverage concepts. Operating around the clock and accommodating more than 400 passengers at any time, the new Falcon Gold Lounge is available to experience Falcon Gold passengers as well as Black, Gold and Silver Falconflyer members.