Bahrain Airways has announced four more flights to Thiruvananthapuram, underlining that Kerala is an important destination for the airline as a large number of Indians living in the Gulf are from the State.

The airline has plans to take the number of flights to the Kerala capital to seven a week by the summer.

Seven flights

With the milestone of seven flights a week to Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala will constitute 80 per cent of the airline's India capacity, with 17 flights a week across Kochi, Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram.

The airline's managing director Captain Ibrahim Al Hamer said that the Indian Sub-Continent remained a key focus area for Bahrain Air and Kerala continued to be an important destination.

“Currently there are about 3,50,000 Keralites in Bahrain and another 4,00,000 in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. This new flights to Thiruvananthapuram, once again reiterate our commitment to improve our services and meet the needs of our customers within the region,” he said.

“We are positive for the future and traffic rights permitting we will continue to increase flights to India as we take more aircraft in the future,” he added. — PTI