Gulf Air has announced the commencement of code sharing operations with Qantas, the national airline of Australia.
President and Chief Executive of Gulf Air, James Hogan, said Qantas would place its code on Gulf Air flights between Singapore and Bahrain and Beirut. The agreement also covers services to Athens, Cairo and Dubai, which will be commenced when the necessary government approvals are in place.
”The expanded relationship between Gulf Air and Qantas will offer customers more choice for travel between Australia and the Middle East and the Levant,” Hogan said. While Gulf Air will clearly benefit from Qantas' extensive distribution network and established market in Australia and the Antipodes, the code-share means that the Qantas network has been extended to offer customers more destinations and greater choice.
Gulf Air was founded in 1950. Today, it is owned by the governments of Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The airline's network extends from Western Europe to Asia and covers 48 cities in 34 countries. The fleet is one of the most modern in the Middle East and comprises 33 aircraft. — (menareport.com)
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