Published October 31st, 2005 - 01:40 GMT
Al Bawaba
Al Bawaba

To celebrate the launch of its new services to Dublin and Johannesburg, commencing on 2 December 2005, Gulf Air has teamed up with American Express Middle East (AEME) to offer some special, discounted introductory fares to the two cities.

Any American Express Card member booking and paying for a ticket between now and 31 December 2005 and travelling up to 31 March 2006 from any destination within the Middle East via Oman, the UAE or Bahrain to Dublin or Johannesburg, will be entitled to a 20 per cent discount on all classes of travel on qualifying published fares.

“Furthermore, American Express Gold and Platinum Card members buying a first or business class ticket to Dublin or Johannesburg can nominate a companion to travel with them FREE (excluding taxes and surcharges where applicable) on the same outward flights, class and dates,” says Gulf Air Vice President Sales and  Marketing Danny Barranger.

“Alternatively Gold and Platinum card members can also buy a business class ticket with the opportunity to book and travel first class subject to space availability.”

American Express Middle East Head of Merchant Sales and Marketing Peter Fawn is delighted with the partnership.

“Gulf Air is among the most respected and trusted airlines in the region. We are delighted to be partnering with Gulf Air once again to provide our card members with another exciting lifestyle offer,” he says.
Bookings can be made by calling your nearest Gulf Air office.


About Gulf Air

Founded in 1950, Gulf Air is presently owned by the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Sultanate of Oman and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and is the only truly Pan Gulf carrier in the region.

More than half a century later, the regional, geographic and cultural values that the airline has embraced are still central in defining the brand and service ethos within the contemporary and global environment.

Today the airline’s network stretches from Europe to Asia and covers 44 cities in 30 countries. The fleet comprises 34 aircraft.
Under President and Chief Executive James Hogan, the successful implementation of the first phase of a restructuring programme, which commenced in 2003, has resulted in the establishment of a platform for sustained commercial operation.
It has also provided a framework for a succession of innovative products and services including the unique Sky Chefs and Sky Nannies that form part of Gulf Air’s ‘boutique airline’ vision.
The dramatic turnaround in fortunes has won international recognition.  The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) presented the airline with the prestigious Airline Turnaround of the Year Award for 2003. Gulf Air was also the recipient of the 2003 Platinum Award for the Best Airline in the Middle East and North Africa, which recognised the airline’s commitment to service excellence. Other awards include:

Winner - Middle East & North African Platinum Best Airline Travel Award 2004
Winner - Skytrax Most Improved Airline Award 2004
Winner - Skytrax Best First Class Onboard Food Category 2004
Winner - Skytrax Best Business Class Check-in Category 2004

Official Airline and Sponsor of the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2006

For futher information contact:
Corporate Affairs department on:
T: +973 17338080
F: +973 17338207


About American Express

American Express Company is a diversified worldwide travel, financial and network Services Company founded in 1850. It is a world leader in Charge and Credit Cards, Travellers Cheques, travel, financial planning, business services, insurance and international banking.
AMEX (Middle East) B.S.C. (c) - AEME established its presence in the Middle East in 1959 and set up its first office in Bahrain in 1979. In 1992, American Express became a joint venture company owned by Mawarid Investment Limited and American Express
Operating in 18 markets in the Middle East and North Africa region, AEME issues dollar currency Charge and Credit Cards: Personal (Green), Gold, Platinum as well as Company and Corporate Cards. Since 2001, with the introduction of its first local currency Credit Card in the United Arab Emirates, AEME has been introducing a range of local currency Credit Cards across the region.
American Express Cards are accepted at millions of locations in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

For further information please contact:
Corporate Communications and Public Relations
T: +973 17 557718
F: +973 17 557833



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