Bahrain International Airport welcomes the maiden IndiGo flight from Mumbai


National: August 01, 2022: Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain
International Airport (BIA), welcomed the arrival of 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 BAC delegation led by Chief Commercial Officer, Ayman Zainal; Director, Aeronautical Revenues,
Shashi Panicker; and Manager, Airline Marketing & Routes Development, Nawal Al Majed, welcomed
IndiGo’s Director of Start-Up Operations, Gurpreet Grewal; Airport Manager, Rohan Ravindra Jagtap;
Airport Security Officer, Reena Dias; and Mohit Goyal from the IT Department. Also in attendance were
representatives from World Travel Service, the general sales agents for IndiGo in Bahrain, including CEO,
Hisham El Saadi; General Manager, Haifa Oun; and Airport and Cargo Manager, Ebrahim A.Rasool Al
Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer, IndiGo said: “We are pleased to announce
Bahrain as our 25th international and 99th overall destination in the 6E network. These new flights will
enhance international connectivity and bolster trade, commerce and tourism between India and the
Kingdom of Bahrain, which is known for its pearl diving and trading tradition. Bahrain will be 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, courteous and hassle-free service across wide network, onboard
our lean clean flying machines.”
Mr. Zainal said: “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. 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.”
Bahrain is IndiGo’s 25th international destination and the company is planning to introduce more flights
between the Kingdom of Bahrain and other major Indian cities in October this year.

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