Since Sunday, Bahrain's national carrier, Gulf Air, has begun operations to the Maldives.
Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation's (MMPRC) managing director, Thoyyib Mohamed, was there to welcome the Gulf Air GF 144 as it landed.
The Chief Commercial Officer of Gulf Air at Vincent Coste expressed his great satisfaction with the launch of flight operations in a country with a fast-moving tourism sector such as the Maldives.
Gulf Air will use the Airbus A320neo to continue its service to the Maldives, even though the carrier owns three aircraft of a specific model.
Gulf Air's goal is to increase the number to 12 by 2023, with the A320neo aircraft's special feature to reduce fuel consumption by advanced technology.
The Bahraini representative at the Maldives Partnership Forum, which took place on June 17 and 18, announced the start of the Gulf Air operations.
He proceeded to state that the Bahraini government expressed their interest in investing in the Maldives with a number of private businesses.