Friday, October 20, 2006

New cargo flights set

Manama: Air France will start freighter flights to Bahrain International Airport later this month, Deputy Prime Minister and Transportation Minister Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa announced yesterday.
The airline has announced that it will operate two freighter flights a week on Thursday and Saturday, from October 29.
The flights will originate from Charles De Gaulle Airport, Paris and fly to Bahrain and onward to India and Southeast Asia.
Shaikh Ali acknowledged the special marketing and promotion efforts of Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) in attracting Air France to Bahrain.
He added that the special incentives offered to the airline played a crucial role in their decision to operate through Bahrain.
20/10/06 Soman Baby/Gulf Daily News