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August 18, 2011

Gulf Air W11 Operation Changes: Update 3 as of 18AUG11

by JL

As per 18AUG11 GDS timetable and inventory display, latest changes to Gulf Air’s Planned Winter 2011/12 season as follows:

Note additional changes remain possible:

Bahrain – Abu Dhabi Increase from 4 to 5 Daily, Embraer E170 operating
GF548 BAH0715 – 0920AUH E70 D
GF549 AUH1000 – 1010BAH E70 D

Bahrain – Beirut Service returns to 10 weekly level. GF915/916 is to operate during red-eye hours instead of afternoon prior to suspension
GF915 BAH0115 – 0320BEY 320 147
GF916 BEY0405 – 0745BAH 320 147

Bahrain – Cairo GF079/080 3 weekly service shifts from afternoon to red-eye service
GF079 BAH0040 – 0320CAI 320 247
GF080 CAI0405 – 0805BAH 320 247

Bahrain – Chennai Increase from Daily to 9 weekly
GF052 BAH1325 – 2030MAA 320 37
GF068 BAH2010 – 0315+1MAA 320 D

GF069 MAA0415 – 0655BAH 320 D
GF053 MAA2115 – 2355BAH 320 37

Bahrain – Damascus Capacity Reduction with Daily Embraer E170 service (W10 was 9 weekly A320)
Bahrain – Delhi Schedule Change in effect
GF134 BAH1430 – 2030DEL 320 D
GF130 BAH2240 – 0440+1DEL 320 D

GF131 DEL0530 – 0735BAH 320 D
GF135 DEL2130 – 2335BAH 320 D

Service until 29OCT11 sees GF134/136 operates in morning and noon hours from BAH, GF135/137 from DEL operates in afternoon and evening hours

Bahrain – Dhaka Service in Winter operates 11 weekly, reduced from 12 in W10
Bahrain – Dubai Increase from 7 to 9 Daily
GF514 BAH1705 – 1920DXB EQV D
GF516 BAH1900 – 2115DXB 320 D

GF515 DXB2020 – 2035BAH EQV D
GF517 DXB2215 – 2230BAH 320 D

Bahrain – Isfahan 3 weekly service to be Resumed from 17OCT11
Bahrain – Istanbul Increase from 5 to 7 weekly. Airbus A319 operating
GF043 BAH1005 – 1335IST 319 x246
GF045 BAH2030 – 2359IST 319 24
GF045 BAH2055 – 0025+1IST 319 5

GF046 IST0055 – 0555BAH 319 35
GF046 IST0110 – 0610BAH 319 6
GF044 IST1425 – 1925BAH 319 x246

Bahrain – Khartoum Increase from 6 weekly to Daily. Mix of Airbus A319/320 operating
GF703 BAH0035 – 0425KRT 32S x125
GF701 BAH1605 – 1955KRT 320 125

GF704 KRT0510 – 0820BAH 32S x125
GF702 KRT2040 – 2350BAH 320 125

Bahrain – Kuwait Increase from 4 to 5 Daily
GF219 BAH1230 – 1335KWI 320 D
GF220 KWI1420 – 1525BAH 320 D

Bahrain – Madinah
30OCT11 – 14DEC11 Increase from 4 weekly to Daily (previously planned increase to 6 weekly)
eff 15DEC11 4 weekly (previously planned 6 weekly)

Bahrain – Mashad Service resumes from 13OCT11, operating Daily, an increase from 6 weekly prior to suspension
Bahrain – Mumbai GF056/057 Airbus A330 aircraft operates once a week, remaining 6 weekly continues A320 flight
Bahrain – Nairobi Increase from 4 to 5 weekly

Bahrain – Sana’a – Aden – Bahrain 3 weekly A319 service splits to

  • Bahrain – Aden 2 weekly Embraer E170
  • Bahrain – Sana’a 4 weekly A320

GF191 BAH1050 – 1335ADE E70 26
GF192 ADE1415 – 1700BAH E70 26

GF195 BAH0025 – 0305SAH 320 36
GF197 BAH1015 – 1255SAH 320 24

GF196 SAH0350 – 0615BAH 320 36
GF198 SAH1340 – 1605BAH 320 24

Bahrain – Shiraz Service resumes from 17OCT11, operating Daily
Bahrain – Tehran Service to resume from 01OCT11, operating Daily

Previously mentioned changes:
Bahrain – Addis Ababa Increase from 6 weekly to Daily with capacity adjustment. Airbus A319 to operate 3 times a week, replace A320
GF705 BAH0030 – 0425ADD 320 x567
GF707 BAH1615 – 2010ADD 319 567

GF706 ADD0510 – 0845BAH 320 x567
GF708 ADD2055 – 0030+1BAH 319 567

Bahrain – Bangkok Reduce from 9 to 8 weekly
Bahrain – Beirut Service returns to 10 weekly from current reduced Daily service
Bahrain – Colombo Increase from 8 to 9 weekly (previous plan was reduce to 7 weekly)
GF062 BAH1015 – 1740CMB 320 x145
GF066 BAH2015 – 0350+1CMB 320 x25

GF067 CMB0450 – 0750BAH 320 x36
GF063 CMB2045 – 2345BAH 320 x145

Bahrain – Jeddah Service remains with 10 weekly, Airbus A330 operating
Bahrain – Kathmandu 15DEC11 – 30JAN12 2 of 12 weekly service A330 replace A320 (See post on 02AUG11)
Bahrain – Kuala Lumpur Reduce from 9 to 5 weekly
GF282 BAH0115 – 1410KUL 330 x14
GF283 KUL2000 – 2325BAH 330 x14

Bahrain – Manila Reduce from 12 to 11 weekly
Bahrain – Milan Malpensa Reduce from 6 to 5 weekly

Note for selected destinations, schedule/frequency after 01FEB12 is pending.

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