Emirates-based airline Emirates as well as Bahrain’s Gulf Air have signed a unilateral codeshare agreement that will be in effect from in December. The partnership is subject to approvals by the government.
The partnership’s expansion will allow Gulf Air place their marketing code “GF” to Emirates operated flights outside of Dubai to a variety of destinations for tourism. Tourists will be able connect to destinations such as Budapest, Prague, Warsaw, Algeria, Tunis, Bali, Hanoi, HoChi Minh City, Taipei and Sao Paulo.
Emirates announced that the partnership will also give clients “the convenience of combined ticketing and check-in, a unified policy and seamless transfers for baggage, and competitive single fares on a multi-airline journey when connecting on Emirates.”
Customers can make reservations for their trip via Gulf Air’s website via its points of sale and travel agencies online in addition to regional travel agencies.
“We are delighted to be partnering together with Gulf Air to offer their customers more access to their customers and better connection options to destinations within our network, which is complemented by Emirates its signature in-flight service and hospitality during their flight from Dubai. We are looking forward to working with Gulf Air and achieving more together with Gulf Air in the near future, while also enhancing our partnership,” stated Sir Tim Clark, president Emirates Airline.
“Our relationship with Emirates Airline has always been strong and today we are reaching a higher level of collaboration with many more opportunities in the horizon between the two carriers,” said the captain Waleed Al Alawi. Gulf Air chief executive officer.
Emirates currently has agreements for codeshare with 26 airline partners as well as two rail companies around the world and is expanding its reach to more than 300 cities.