Gulf Air and Saudi Arabian extend codeshare

BAHRAIN - Gulf Air and Saudi Arabian Airlines have signed an agreement to strengthen and extend their current code share operational services. The new agreement will include all flights operated by the two carriers between Bahrain, Abu Dhabi and Muscat International Airports now in effect. Saudi Arabian Airlines’ VP marketing and planning Dr Omar Abdullah Jefri said this significant move would provide more flights for passengers. "We are currently working with Gulf Air to increase the strategic co-operation we enjoy. We held a very positive meeting in Jeddah last month," he said. Gulf Air vice president Network Fareed Al Alawi said the two carriers are working to include flights to Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud at Al Madina Al Monawwarah, by next winter schedule. In 2003, Gulf Air and Saudi Arabian Airlines signed a strategic co-operation agreement, which included the common use of First and Business class lounges owned by the two carriers. The two Gulf carriers are planning to add more international destinations on their networks and the use of their frequent flyer programme to provide more privileges for their customers.

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