MANAMA: 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
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.