Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bahrain Air Still Waiting for the Green Signal from India

The wait seems to be not ending for Bahrain Air! Second national carrier of Kingdom of Bahrain, Bahrain Air is still waiting for the Indian authorities to offer them permission so that it can re-operate recently launched flights to Thiruvananthapuram Airport, Kerala.

Bahrain Air had initiated new flights to India on March 15, offering yet another connection to Indian state of Kerala. However, the airline was forced to cancel the flights as there was delay in getting the operating clearances and permits.

Bahrain Air’s Chief Executive Richard Nuttall held responsible the bureaucracy for the hold-up. He said the delay is caused as several people are “involved in signing documents.” But he anticipated that the airline would soon be able to resume the new Kerala bound services.

Nuttall explained that the airline is in constant touch with the authorities in India and is hopeful that there will be a positive response from the Indian Civil Aviation Affairs Authority very soon.

Bahrain Air is known in the regional market for offering relatively cheap flight tickets to its customers and enjoys massive reputation among budget travellers. With long delays, it seems that travellers are really loosing out on the chance to grab cheap flights to India for their travel.

However, there do seem a light at the end of the tunnel for the airline as reports indicate that the carrier would probably be able to resume its new flights to India from Thursday.


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