Emirates, Gulf Air sign code-share agreement

Dubai’s flagship airline Emirates has signed a code-sharing agreement with Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air, Zawya reports.
Per the agreement signed during the first day of the Dubai Airshow, both airlines will develop a “deeper commercial cooperation”. Members of Gulf Air’s Falconflyer and Emirates’ Skywards will be able to enjoy “reciprocal” loyalty benefits.
Customers, the media notes, who choose to fly on Emirates and Gulf Air’s operated flights can purchase single-ticket travel, and one-stop baggage check-in to their final destinations.
In line with agreement, Emirates will initially place its “EK” marketed code on Gulf Air operated flights between Bahrain and Dubai, and reciprocally, Gulf Air will add its “GF” marketed code to Emirates routes. “This will be a remarkable partnership between one of the first airlines in the Gulf region and one of the biggest carriers in the world. We’re proud to explore opportunities with Emirates to expand our reach and at the same time extend our boutique services to Emirates’ passengers when flying on our network,” Captain Waleed AlAlawi, Gulf Air’s acting CEO said.

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