Gulf Air Resumes Dhaka Operation
Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, yesterday resumed its Dhaka flight after four years. The airline will operate five flights every week.
The maiden flight landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International in the morning yesterday with 80 percent passenger on board.
To celebrate its flight resumption, Gulf Air organised an event at Balaka lounge at the Shahjalal International Airport. Wing Commander Chowdhury Md. Zia-Ul Kabir, Director, Flight Safety & Regulations, Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh; Md. Atique Sobhan, Director, Customer Services (Actg), Biman Bangladesh Airlines; Mehdi Jaffar, Deputy High Commissioner, Bangladesh Embassy in Bahrain and Group Captain MK Zakir Hassan, Director, Airport were present at the event as special guests.
Hussain Ghuloom, Country Manager and Jassim Ghareeb, Airport Manager of Gulf Air, were present on behalf of Gulf Air as the organiser of the event.
More than 1.5 lakh Bangladeshis are working in Bahrain right now. The diasporas has been facing difficulties while they travel from Dhaka to Bahrain as there was no direct flight. Upon a bilateral agreement between the Bangladesh and Bahrain Government, Bahrain has decided to restart its flight operation in Bangladesh.
Bahrain has started operating the flight since 1984, which came to an end in 2012.
Mehdi Jaffar, Deputy High Commissioner, Bangladesh Embassy in Bahrain and 12 airline crews along with other passengers arrived in Dhaka by the inaugural flight today.
Gulf Air also signed a long term agreement with Hotel Le Meridian Dhaka today.
Under the agreement, all the crew members and other officials of Gulf Air will reside at the hotel during their stay in Bangladesh.
The guests were welcomed at the hotel by Ashwani Nayar, General Manager, and Anowar Hossain, Director, Sales and Marketing of Hotel Le Meridian.
Source: Impact PR