Posted 01 August 2022

Bahrain International Airport welcomes the maiden IndiGo flight from Mumbai

National: August 01, 2022: Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), welcomed the arrival of the inaugural IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Bahrain, following the commencement of a new direct service. The aircraft received a water cannon salute as it taxied to the terminal to mark the occasion.  

A BAC delegation led by Chief Commercial Officer, Ayman Zainal; Director, Aeronautical Revenues, Shashi Panicker; and Manager, Airline Marketing & Routes Development, Nawal Al Majed, welcomed IndiGo’s Director of Start-Up Operations, Gurpreet Grewal; Airport Manager, Rohan Ravindra Jagtap; Airport Security Officer, Reena Dias; and Mohit Goyal from the IT Department. Also in attendance were representatives from World Travel Service, the general sales agents for IndiGo in Bahrain, including CEO, Hisham El Saadi; General Manager, Haifa Oun; and Airport and Cargo Manager, Ebrahim A.Rasool Al Banna.

Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer, IndiGo said: “We are pleased to announce Bahrain as our 25th international and 99th overall destination in the 6E network. These new flights will enhance international connectivity and bolster trade, commerce and tourism between India and the Kingdom of Bahrain, which is known for its pearl diving and trading tradition. Bahrain will be the first post covid international addition to the 6E network. We will strive to stay true to our promise of affordable fares, on-time performance, courteous and hassle-free service across wide network, onboard our lean clean flying machines.”

Mr. Zainal said: “With the launch of the new Passenger Terminal, we are prepared for a surge in the number of airlines operating out of BIA and remain committed to working with our partners to develop new routes that will further connect Bahrain with the rest of the world. In line with this, we look forward to working with IndiGo to deliver an improved travel experience for its customers. The introduction of this new route will further strengthen the historic ties between the Kingdom of Bahrain and India, making it more convenient for passengers traveling between our countries for business and leisure.”

Bahrain is IndiGo’s 25th international destination and the company is planning to introduce more flights between the Kingdom of Bahrain and other major Indian cities in October this year.

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About IndiGo

IndiGo is amongst the fastest growing low-cost carriers in the world. IndiGo has a simple philosophy: offer fares that are affordable, flights that are on time, offering a courteous, hygienic, and hassle-free travel experience. With its fleet of 281 aircraft (including 146 new generation A320 NEOs, 37 A320 CEOs, 35 ATRs and 63 A321 NEO), the airline is operating over 1600 daily flights and connecting 74 domestic destinations and 25 international destinations.

About Bahrain Airport Company (BAC)

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) is the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), the gateway that connects the Kingdom with the world. Tasked with developing the airport’s infrastructure, facilities, and commercial offerings, BAC has transformed BIA into the most modern boutique airport in the Gulf. With a strong focus on innovation, efficiency, and culture, BAC’s goal is to ensure that BIA stands out as a best-in-class airport that reflects the Kingdom’s distinct character and strengthens its position as a financial, cultural, and aviation center in the region. Since assuming the responsibility of managing and operating the airport in 2010, BAC has cemented BIA’s reputation as an attractive hub for airlines and passengers.

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