Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) welcomed the inaugural flight of Air India Express from Kannur at Bahrain International Airport (BIA).
The flight was greeted by a BAC delegation led by chief commercial officer, Ayman Zainal, alongside Indian ambassador to Bahrain, Alok Kumar Sinha, Air India Express Country manager, Saket Saran, and other senior officials from the kingdom.
The airline, a subsidiary of Air India, will operate a service between Kannur International Airport and BIA twice a week with a stopover in Kuwait.
The flight from Kannur International Airport is the fourth direct route to BIA after Kochi, Kozhikode, and Mangalore.
The new route aims to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries attending to the needs of the expat community in the Kingdom alongside offering its customers a seamless and smooth passenger experience.
With the launch of the new Passenger Terminal Building later this year, BAC expects to attract further interest from leading airlines wishing to explore the potential of adding new routes linking Bahrain to the rest of the world.
Last year, BIA welcomed the arrival of Azerbaijan Airlines and Georgian Airways in addition to 12 new routes by various airlines operating out of BIA. The airport’s total number of destinations now stands at 53, said a senior official from BAC