Gulf Air has commenced its service to Kabul, Afghanistan.The inaugural flight, which departed Manama yesterday, was piloted by Gulf Air Deputy CEO Capt. Maher Al Musallam and touched down at Kabul International Airport at 14:50 hours, where it was received by Afghan dignitaries, senior civil aviation and government authorities and the media.Speaking at the Kabul International Airport reception, Capt. Musallam said: “We are glad to have connected Afghanistan with Bahrain and beyond.”Our Kabul service is great news not only for the business community in Afghanistan but also for the vast Afghan community living and working in the GCC, the Levant region, Europe, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.”At the same time, we also foresee a huge opportunity for Bahrain’s private sector businesses in Afghanistan, as there are several multi-million development projects going on in the country. We are confident that our service to Kabul will be as successful as our recently launched routes.” With four flights per week, Kabul will be served by an Airbus A320 aircraft offering 16 Falcon Gold seats and 120 Economy class seats.
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