Gulf Air Signs | Five Agreements in Tel Aviv
MANAMA: Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has ceremonially signed five agreements with a number of companies during an official delegation’s visit from Bahrain to Israel.
Captain Waleed A Hameed AlAlawi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Air, said: “We take great pride in being part of the official delegation from the Kingdom of Bahrain and hope this is merely the beginning of developing further aviation opportunities. During our visit, we have signed a number of great agreements that will solidify the confidence in aviation between the two countries.”
Gulf Air and EL AL Airlines signed a comprehensive MoU which sets the foundation to discuss potential joint codeshare operations between Manama and Tel Aviv, as well as on the global flight networks beyond the two carriers’ hubs and contains plans for greater commercial cooperation in the fields of loyalty, cargo, engineering, travel technology and any area that can benefit both airlines and their customers.
Gulf Air has reached an accord with TAL Aviation Group to represent Gulf Air in Israel. TAL Aviation is a Global airline, travel & tourism representation organisation with more than 35 offices covering over 50 countries throughout Europe, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas.
Moreover, Gulf Air entered a line maintenance agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Aviation Group. Under the contract, the Aviation Group will provide a comprehensive technical response to all of Gulf Air’s airplanes expected to land at the Ben Gurion International Airport, including post- and pre-flight services and support for any technical issues. IAI’s Aviation Group provides Line Maintenance services to some 75% of the airlines that arrive at the Ben Gurion Airport.
The airline also signed an agreement with QAS Israel Ltd for ground handling, cargo, common use terminal equipment (CUTE) and lounges.
Lastly, Gulf Air and Newrest Israel signed an agreement for on-board catering. Newrest is a specialist in out-of-home food service and a global leader in multi-sector catering