The national carrier of Bahrain – has added scuba diving equipment to its growing list of special free baggage allowance with up to 15 kilograms of scuba diving equipment permitted complimentary over and above the standard allowance for all passengers, BNA reported on Tuesday.
Coinciding with Bahrain’s Sports Day on February 11, the new policy has been introduced in response to an increasing demand from scuba divers who fly to various beach destinations within the global Gulf Air network.
The airline operates direct flights to a number of seaside destinations such as the Maldives, Sharm El Sheikh, Alexandria, Muscat, Casablanca, Athens, Larnaca – all from its Bahrain hub which is also known for its scuba diving facilities including the recently launched ‘Dive Bahrain’ which is the largest underwater theme park.
The new policy will enable divers to carry up to 15 kilograms of scuba diving equipment on top of their tickets’ baggage allowance.
Last year, Gulf Air increased the baggage allowance for athletes allowing them to travel with their golf bags or bicycles free of charge to promote a healthy lifestyle among its passengers.
Moreover, the airline enhanced baggage allowance for all college and university students with an additional free of charge 23-kilogram bag applicable to all undergraduate and postgraduate students holding a valid college or university student ID card and flying between any points within the airline’s global network.
Back in 2018, Gulf Air launched a new and simplified baggage policy providing more choice and clarity to its passengers.