More Flights From Lufthansa And Wataniya Airways In The Middle East

Travellers in the Middle East can look forward to greater regional and inter-continental connectivity with greater frequencies and new flights from Lufthansa and Wataniya Airways. The German airline will fly daily to Bahrain and Dammam from Frankfurt, while Wataniya Airways adds the Egyptian Red Sea destination of Sharm el Sheikh to its network.



Beginning 22 September 2009, flight LH 624 will depart Frankfurt at 1330 hrs and arrives in Bahrain at 2115 hrs every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. From Bahrain International Airport, the return flight, LH 625, takes off at 0040 hrs and lands in Frankfurt at 0510 hrs.


On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, flight LH 626 departs Frankfurt at 1330 hrs, arriving in Dammam at 2110 hrs. The return flight, LH 627, departs Dammam at 0115 hrs and arrives back in Frankfurt at 0545 hrs in the morning.


Lufthansa will operate a 2-class Boeing 737-800 leased from Privatair with 32 Business and 60 Economy Class seats on both flights. The airline will also operate bus connections for passengers travelling to Bahrain/Dammam on the days where direct flights are not operating, effectively providing daily service to both cities.


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Wataniya Airways

Kuwait’s Wataniya Airways will operate daily services to Sharm el Sheikh from 5 June 2009, using its Airbus A320 aircraft.


Flight KW 2010 departs the Sheikh Saad Terminal at 0645 hrs and arrives in Sharm el Sheikh at 0915 hrs. Thereturn flight, KW 2011, departs Egypt at 1000 hrs, arriving back in Kuwait at 1220 hrs.


Sharm el Sheikh is Wataniya Airways’ seventh destination after Amman, Bahrain, Beirut, Cairo, Damascus and Dubai. The airline joins Jazeera Airways and Kuwait Airways in offering nonstop flights between both cities.


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