Emirates Airline is celebrating 20 years of services to Bahrain.
The airline first began operations to the Kingdom on January 25, 2000, and has since flown more than 6.7 million passengers on the route.
Emirates continues to play an instrumental role in serving the skies and communities in Bahrain, helping passengers seamlessly connect to a network of over 150 global destinations. The airline has progressively grown its presence in the Kingdom, going from two daily flights to four daily services, as part of its commitment to delivering the best in terms of network, convenient schedules and onboard products and services to Bahraini travellers.
On the milestone, senior vice president commercial operations – Gulf, Middle East and Central Asia, Adil Al Ghaith enthused: “As we celebrate 20 years of service in Bahrain, a significant market in this region, we remain focused of delivering the best onboard experience possible for our Bahraini customers, and unparalleled connections through Dubai and beyond. The connectivity Emirates has provided has been and continues to be pivotal for business and tourism in Bahrain – all helping to drive vital economic activity.
“We are proud to have served Bahrain for two decades and hope to continue growing our operations, sustaining our buoyant performance, and building a footprint of excellence in this market. The UAE and Bahrain have also enjoyed strong ties and mutual understanding, and we hope to continue to strengthen this positive relationship,” he concluded.
Bahrain’s economy is one of the most diverse in the region, and Emirates Airline helps to play an important role in supporting the country’s thriving trade relationship with the UAE, currently estimated at $878 million in 2018. Emirates Airline’s four daily flights, with a SkyCargo bellyhold capacity of up to 23 tonnes per flight on the Boeing 777-300ER, have helped to facilitate carriage of close to 130,000 tonnes of cargo to and from Bahrain over the last five years, transporting goods such as fruits, vegetables, meat, machinery and equipment. Emirates Airline’s global network has also enabled local exporters to connect to both developed and emerging markets in the east.
76 Bahraini nationals hold positions at Emirates Group, representing professions such as flight deck, cabin crew, airport services, and many other roles. Over 47 per cent of the Bahraini workforce at the Emirates Group have served for 10 years or longer, a testament to the carrier’s appeal as an employer.