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MANAMA: Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, plans to move its entire operations for inbound and outbound flights to the new Bahrain International Airport terminal on 28 January.

The move will provide a brand-new customer experience to its passengers flying through its hub, Bahrain, the airline said.

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“The new airport terminal will open a new chapter in the kingdom’s journey in aviation history, support the strategic vision for Bahrain to strengthen its position as a hub and facilitate the movement of millions of passengers,” Gulf Air said.

Dedicated check-in area

The new airport terminal will feature a dedicated check-in area for both Falcon Gold and economy class passengers of Gulf Air as well as a brand-new Falcon Gold lounge that is double in size and capacity compared to the previous one in the old airport.

A number of features will be maintained from the previous lounge as well as newly introduced spaces such as a children’s area, shower rooms, prayer space, a quiet area along with live cooking stations and new food and beverage concepts.

Operational around the clock and with a capacity of over 400 passengers at any given time, the new Falcon Gold lounge will be available to experience by the airline’s Falcon Gold passengers as well as its Black, Gold and Silver Falconflyer members.

“It will be a big day for the Kingdom of Bahrain’s aviation history and for Gulf Air,” Gulf Air Acting CEO Captain Waleed Al Alawi said ahead of moving to the new premises.