Gulf Air will launch flights to Málaga, Spain in the summer. The seasonal service will operate from June 14 to September 15 and will be Gulf Air’s first direct connection to Spain.
“In line with our five-year strategy to become the airline of choice, and in light of the recent adaptation of the new boutique business model, we are adding a seasonal destination to cater to summer’s peak travel demand,” said Krešimir Kučko, CEO of Gulf Air. “Málaga is known for its summer appeal as a holiday destination and is very popular to our customers in the region. Gulf Air is flying to a direct point in Spain for the first time and we are excited to offer this opportunity to everyone this summer.”
“The new flight reinforces the importance of the objectives marked by the Tourist Board and its department of Connectivity & Emerging Markets. Gulf Air and Costa del Sol Tourist Board are already working on a co-marketing plan with the aim of promoting the destination and consolidating the flight frequency and future programming, based on a successful, ongoing, strategic alliance,” said Francisco Salado, President of Costa del Sol Tourist Board and the Provincial Government of Málaga.
Earlier this year, Gulf Air announced a new boutique business model. As part of the plan, Gulf Air will update its fleet, offer a new Falcon Gold class, roll out new products, and launch new services in 2019.
With its new updates, Gulf Air aims to put itself on the same level as other volume-driven airlines. The updates will help Gulf Air differentiate itself as a leader in its region.
In addition to launching new flights this year, Gulf Air will take a number of new aircraft. The carrier will add two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and four Airbus A320neos.
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