Gulf Air, Bahrain's national carrier has coordinated with the Indian embassy to Saudi Arabia to operate and plan for upcoming charter repatriation flights carrying Indian nationals from Dammam International Airport to several cities in India, including Chennai, Ahmedabad, Mangalore and Cochin.

The airline, being one of the few airlines that are still operating amidst the COVID-19 crisis, is working closely with the authorities to operate special non-scheduled flights to repatriate citizens and carry cargo.

Last month, Gulf Air carried a record 50 tons of fresh meat and produce from Lahore to Riyadh on one of its flagship Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner new aircraft.