Emirates and Gulf Air have now formally agreed to a unilateral codeshare arrangement that will begin in December.
With the new agreement, Gulf Air customers traveling to Dubai and continuing on to a number of Emirates destinations in Europe, Africa, South America, and the Far East will have easier connections and more options.
The agreement, which was signed on the opening day of the Bahrain Airshow, represents a development in the connection between the two airlines over the course of the previous year’s framework of collaboration.
In the presence of H.E. Mr. Zayed R. Alzayani, Gulf Air’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, the agreement was signed by Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline, and Captain Waleed Al Alawi, CEO of Gulf Air. Members of the executive management teams from each airline also attended the signing event.
Gulf Air will use its marketing code “GF” on Emirates-operated flights outside of Dubai to a number of the most attractive international tourist destinations as part of the expanded collaboration, providing more travel alternatives for Gulf Air passengers.
Travelers will be able to connect to points including Budapest, Prague, Warsaw, Algeria, Tunis, Bali, Hanoi, HoChi Minh City, Taipei, and Sao Paulo.
Customers will also benefit from the simplicity of combined ticketing and check-in, a unified policy and easy luggage transfers, and affordable single prices on multi-airline trips when connecting on Emirates.
Customers can make travel arrangements through the Gulf Air website, Gulf Air point of sales locations, online travel agencies, and local travel agents.
Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airlines said: “We are pleased to partner with Gulf Air to offer their customers greater access and strong connection opportunities to unique destinations on our network, complemented by Emirates’ signature in-flight service and hospitality throughout their journey from Dubai. We look forward to working together and achieving more with Gulf Air in the near future, and further strengthening our relationship.”