Nice Côte d'Azur connects to Bahrain with Gulf Air and consolidates its responsible development policy

Published on 03-06-22

The national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain is launching its second route to France by connecting its hub to Nice Côte d'Azur. This development of traffic from the Côte d'Azur airport will be possible thanks to the latest generation of Airbus A321neo aircraft with some the best environmental efficiency on the market.

Since yesterday until September 29, Gulf Air will connect, every Thursday and Sunday, the airline’s hub in Bahrain to Nice Côte d'Azur. This will be its second destination in France, after Paris. The flight will make a stopover in Rome Fiumicino on the way back. After Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, it is the latest Gulf country that is launching a direct route to the Côte d'Azur, testimony to the attractiveness of the territory for a clientele of high-end leisure travellers. It is also a powerful hub for countries in Asia and Africa.

Gulf Air will operate its flights to Nice with Airbus A321neo modern aircraft with some of the best environmental performance on the market, with a reduction of up to 30% in greenhouse gas emissions compared to aircraft in the same category. The aircraft offers 166 seats in total, 150 in Economy class and 16 in Falcon Gold class.

On this new addition to the airline’s network, Gulf Air Acting Chief Executive Officer Captain Waleed AlAlawi commented “It is very exciting for our national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain to reach further places and connect multiple cities in the East and the West to its hub in Bahrain. On the western side of our network map, we are delighted to launch flights to Nice on the Cote d'Azur as a boutique destination catering to our premium leisure travellers. As we operate our flights to this popular seasonal destination with our environment-conscious Airbus 321neo aircraft featuring flat-beds and superior in-flight entertainment system; we are confident our passengers will experience more enjoyable journeys with Gulf Air”.

"This new route symbolizes our strategy which is to reconcile the development of our network, for the benefit of the dynamism of our territory, and the search for the best environmental efficiency, by the use of the most modern aircraft and the least emissive", congratulates Franck Goldnadel, Chairman of the Management Board of Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur.