Marhaba | Bahrain - Manama | BAH
Marhaba is a low-cost carrier based in Manama, Bahrain, founded in 2018 and operating exclusively A321neo aircraft (such as A9C-ORN, shown below) to destinations as near as Dubai Al Maktoum and as far as as London Stansted and Paris Orly. As far as a variety of European, Middle Eastern, and North African destinations, Marhaba also focuses on flights to India. In 2019, the carrier took delivery of the first out of a large order for the A321neoLR, with the first of these planes used to begin flights to Phuket. The ability to reach Southeast Asian (as well as South African) beach destinations helped the A321neoLR expand Marhaba's network significantly to cities that the standard-range A321neo couldn't make it to. Marhaba is also now in the process of placing an order for the A321neoXLR in order to operate flights to Indonesia, Korea, and Japan, among other destinations.
According to the airline's founder, Nader bin Zahid Karimi, his goal is to make passengers not feel like they are flying with a budget airline, and for this reason the configuration chosen for both the standard-range A320neos and the A321neoLRs is not a maximum capacity one. Featuring 12 Business Class seats at 40" pitch and 202 Economy class seats at 31" pitch, with 30 of them (the first two rows of Economy at 33" pitch plus all three exit rows) classed as 'Economy Plus'. A SpaceFlex v2 galley and lavatory layout allows a maximization of floorspace usage.