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Qatar Airways and Gulf Air Reestablish Nonstop Flights between Qatar and Bahrain

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Qatar Airways and Gulf Air are restarting nonstop flights between Qatar and Bahrain. On May 25, the airlines will resume service, bringing an almost six-year break in direct flights between Bahrain International Airport (BAH) and Doha’s Hamad International Airport (DOH). The planned return comes just weeks after Qatar and Bahrain restored diplomatic ties.

According to the booking system for Qatar Airways, the 50-minute flight will be available every day utilizing Airbus A320 aircraft. Until right now, travelers booking through Qatar Airways had only the choice of an Oman Airlines-operated, more than 7-hour, one-stop route through Muscat.

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Additionally, Gulf Air has started selling tickets for its daily BAH-DOH service, which departs Bahrain at 9.30 a.m. and returns from Doha at 11.15 a.m.

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The resumption of direct flights between the two countries will increase regional tourism. Non-resident Malayalis, notably the business community, will profit as well. Previously, it was required to go to Doha via Oman and Kuwait.

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Qatar Airways and Gulf Air both offered up to six flights daily between Doha and Bahrain prior to the blockade in 2017. According to information from OAG Schedules Analyzer, the two carriers offered more than 28,000 weekly two-way seats between the locations.

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