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United Airlines has announced that it will start services from Bahrain to Washington via Kuwait from April 2010.

These flights will originate from Washington Dulles Airport to Bahrain.

United's current non-stop service from Washington D.C. to Kuwait will continue to Bahrain, with the return flight also stopping in Kuwait before continuing to Washington D.C. 

Flights will be operated by Boeing 777 aircraft, offering United First, Business, Economy Plus and Economy classes.

The schedule is as follows:

Schedule                                                 Depart             Arrive

United 981 Bahrain to Kuwait                     9.25 pm          10.30 pm

United 981 Kuwait to Washington               11.45 pm         6.47 am

United 982 Washington to Kuwait               6.12 pm           1.35 pm*

United 982 Kuwait to Bahrain                     2.50 pm          3.55 pm

*indicates next day arrival

In a statement the Undersecretary for Civil Aviation Affairs Capt. Abdulrahman Al Gaoud, stated that this new airline further strengthens our international network and offers more choice to passengers traveling through Bahrain International Airport.

He added that this would not have been possible without the vision and direction of H.E. Shaikh Ali Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister, which has encouraged many new airlines to commence or increase their services to the Kingdom.

Kuwait/Bahrain flights are conveniently timed for connections at Washington Dulles, United's principal transatlantic gateway, to and from dozens of cities throughout the Americas. United offers more than 275 daily departures from Washington Dulles to more than 90 cities.

He also added, This new operation has put Bahrain in a prominent position on the world aviation map and enhances the relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United States of America.

Commenting on the new route, Marcel Fuchs, United Managing Director for Europe, Africa the Middle East and India, said:. "This new destination further strengthens our international route network and extends the United footprint in the Middle East.  Our network options in the United States, combined with the first rate service we offer on board, provide a winning combination for travelers from Bahrain and other parts of the region."