The Bahrain based airline, due to commence flights to Uganda from the 05th December onwards, has yesterday announced the appointment of a General Sales Agent in the country, casting aside their former partners who represented the airline until their withdrawal from the route several years ago, settling for the better reputed Lets Go Travel.
Mr. Karim Makhlouf, Chief Commercial Officer of Gulf Air said in a press statement availed to this correspondent: We are delighted to appoint Lets Go Travel as our sales agent for Uganda, who are well-known in the Ugandan market with their very broad network of customers. We hope through this partnership, we will be able to serve the Ugandan market and drive leisure and business travels through to onward destinations on our network particularly in the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Europe and the Far East. We believe that with re-launching our Entebbe route, we will serve the growing demand between both countries for trade and tourism.
Gulf Airs Uganda route is the fifth destination on the African continent and the airline will fly four times a week from Bahrain operating an Airbus A320 in a two-class configuration of 16 seats in Falcon Gold Business Class and 120 in Economy Class with the capacity to carry four tons of non-palletised cargo.
The start of Gulf Airs flights comes just over a month after Qatar Airways commenced daily flights between Doha and Entebbe, an event turned into a major media and PR offensive with the presence of Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker and the local media and travel agents fraternity are now closely watching the build up by Gulf Air towards their launch date and how the two will compare and how flight occupancies will develop. Watch this space for regular updates until the 05th of December, when the return of Gulf Air to Entebbe will be celebrated.
Compiled by Jackie