Bahrain International Airport (BIA) yesterday welcomed the first scheduled flight of Pegasus Airlines into the Kingdom of Bahrain. Turkey’s leading low-cost carrier has officially commenced operations as of this month, providing BIA with an exciting new route to add to its portfolio. The arrival of Pegasus was welcomed by key Bahrain Airport Company officials, BIA officials and Sanad Travel and Toursim, the general sales agents of Pegasus airline, at a small ceremony held at the airport premises.
Pegasus Airlines will operate three weekly flights to Bahrain International Airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and will be flying out of Bahrain and back to Istanbul via Sabiha Gokcen Airport on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The airline will provide the Kingdom with easy connectivity to 11 destinations within Turkey which include: Adana, Izmir, Bodrum, Antalya, Diyarbakir, Dalaman, Ankara, Elaziğ, Hatay, Trabzon Van, and 33 international destinations across major European cities such as Barcelona, Milan, Rome, Frankfurt, Hamberg, Munich, Paris and London to name a few.
Mr. Mohammed Khalil, Vice President of Commercial and Marketing at Bahrain Airport Company, commented on the Pegasus’s first landing in Bahrain and the benefits of this new route: “We are happy to welcome Pegasus’ first flight into Bahrain International Airport; Bahrain is the airline’s 8th destination in the Middle East and we are confident that it will help spur tourism and bolster business activities between the two countries. The new route reiterates BAC’s commitment to further expand BIA’s network and provide passengers with connectivity options and ease of access to the rest of the world”.
Mr. Mohammed Khalil also expressed his sincere thanks to Sanad Travel and Toursim and extended his appreciation to all airport stakeholders for their continuous support.
BAC is the authority responsible for enhancing BIA and increasing the airport’s contribution to the local economy in line with Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030. In its operational role, BAC is responsible for elevating the airport’s operations, infrastructure and services. This is set to improve BIA’s capabilities and cater to the growing number of passengers as well as the changing demands of stakeholders.