MANAMA: Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, recently signed a new codeshare agreement with Oman Air that increases the airlines combined frequencies between Bahrain and Muscatto six daily flights.
Ahmed Janahi, Gulf Air Chief Commercial Officer, said: “This codeshare reflects Gulf Air’s consistent drive to offer our customers attractive options to fly to popular travel destinations. With this agreement we are not only increasing our flight frequencies to and from Muscat but also giving Muscat-based passengers an expanded range of connections with Gulf Air via Bahrain International Airport to various destinations across our network. On this occasion, we thank Oman Air for sharing our commitment and vision, which I am sure, will allow us to continue to reinforce the longstanding relations between Bahrain and Oman – helping strengthen tourism and commercial ties.”
Abdulrahman Al Busaidy, Deputy CEO and Chief Commercial Officer, of Oman Air said: “Oman Air is very happy with this codeshare agreement with Gulf Air, which is a strategic and important partner for Oman Air. Through this codeshare, Oman Air offers its guests a combined frequency of six daily flights. The new Muscat International Airport is also due to open soon, which will give our Bahrain-based guests an exciting opportunity to connect to our global network through a world class facility. Our guests can also benefit from a range of destinations connected through this codeshare by both the airlines, providing them with greater choice, convenience and a seamless travel experience.”
This new codeshare provides customers with additional frequencies on the popular route while also giving passengers to Bahrain enhanced flight connectivity possibilities with Gulf Air to various destinations in Europe, Asia and the Indian Subcontinent and, in tandem, giving passengers to Muscat enhanced flight connectivity possibilities with Oman Air to various destinations across its network.
Gulf air, Bahrain’s national carrier currently serves 42 cities in 25 countries, spanning three continents – including Tbilisi, Georgia which launched on June 22. The airline operates double daily flights or more to 10 regional cities in addition to select destinations in the Indian Subcontinent and Europe, from its hub at Bahrain International Airport.
Oman Air currently serves up to 55 destinations worldwide. The carrier operates direct international flights from Muscat to GCC region as well as Middle East & Africa region. In addition, Oman Air flies to many destinations in the Indian Sub-Continent, Far and South East Asia and Europe and has codeshare agreements with a number of airline partners offering guests better connectivity and increased choice. Oman Air’s fleet consists 47 aircraft.
The codeshare flights connecting Bahrain and Muscat are currently available for sale and Gulf Air tickets can be purchased via the airline’s official website, its 24-hour Worldwide Contact Centre in Bahrain, or any Gulf Air sales offices and approved travel agencies.