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BAC receives first IndiGo flight from Mumbai

August 3, 2022
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Manama, Aug. 2 (BNA): Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) received 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 delegation representing BAC, IndiGo, and International Travel Services welcomed the passengers departing on the first flight to Mumbai.

“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,” BAC Chief Commercial Officer Ayman Zainal said.

“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.”

“We are pleased to announce Bahrain as our 25 international and 99 overall destination in the 6E network, and these new flights will enhance international connectivity and bolster trade, commerce, and tourism between India and Bahrain, known for its pearl diving and trading traditions,” IndiGo Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer Sanjay Kumar said.

“Bahrain is 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, and courteous and hassle-free service across a wide network”

IndiGo will operate a daily flight to Mumbai and is planning to introduce flights to other Indian cities next October.

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