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Gulf Air and Emirates activate codeshare agreement

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has announced the commencement of its codeshare agreement with the world’s largest international airline, Emirates, as part of a strategic partnership between the two carriers.

In the initial phase Gulf Air will apply its code to a number of Emirates destinations in Europe and the Far East, thereby increasing the number of destinations for Gulf Air customers travelling from its network. Destinations include, Denpasar Bali, Indonesia; Brazil; Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and Czech Republic.

Customers can combine ticketing, check-in and baggage transfers, and benefit from competitive fares, while premium passengers will also gain access to Emirates lounges in Dubai.

Gulf Air Chief Executive Officer, Captain Waleed Al Alawi welcomed the strategic partnership, noting that it is a major value add to passengers, given the UAE’s prestigious position in the global commercial aviation sector.

He said: “Signed during the Bahrain International Airshow in November 2022, the first phase of the codeshare agreement includes destinations in line with Gulf Air’s growth strategy. Providing additional travel options to passengers demonstrates our commitment to enriching the travel experience for millions of our passengers.”

“Entering into this partnership with another highly reputed airline allows us to virtually expand our network, enhance our offerings and provide a more seamless travel experience. With the launch of the new partnership with Emirates, Gulf Air now has codeshare agreements with 17 airline partners,” he added.

The airline recently announced the operation of summer flights to Bodrum in the Republic of Turkey and an increase in the number of flights to Manchester, UK; Manila, Philippines; and Bangkok, Thailand to meet increased demand.

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