Gulf Air and Oman Air Strengthen and Expand Codeshare Agreement to Include International Destinations
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – 28 April 2019: Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, and Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has expanded their existing codeshare agreement allowing passengers to benefit from the outstanding products and services offered by the two airlines. This will extend travel opportunities to fly beyond Muscat and Bahrain effective from the upcoming summer schedule.
Gulf Air will place its ‘GF’ code on Oman Air flights from Muscat to Salalah and Khasab in Oman, Nairobi in Kenya, Zanzibar in Tanzania, Goa and Lucknow in India, Kathmandu in Nepal and Jakarta in Indonesia. On the other hand, the extended codeshare agreement will see Oman Air place its ‘WY’ code on Gulf Air flights from Bahrain to Tbilisi in Georgia, Baku in Azerbaijan, Gassim in Saudi Arabia and Beirut in Lebanon.
Commenting on the codeshare extension, Gulf Air’s Chief Executive Officer Mr. Krešimir Kučko said: “Gulf Air and Oman Air has been long-time partners and now we are celebrating many years of close partnership with an extension to what is already one of our strongest codeshare collaborations. The existing codeshare on the Bahrain-Muscat route has been receiving good feedback over the years allowing passengers to choose from a variety of frequencies every day. Now Gulf Air passengers can explore more destinations beyond Muscat as they fly on Oman Air to different destinations in Oman, Africa, India and the Far East”.
Mr. Abdulaziz Al Raisi, Chief Executive Officer of Oman Air commented: “Oman Air is very happy with the extension of this codeshare agreement with Gulf Air, which is a strategic and important partner for Oman Air. Through this code share, Oman Air offers its guests the opportunity to extend their travel from Bahrain to Tbilisi, Baku, Gassim and Beirut. The Gulf Air guests in return can travel to Oman Air’s destinations of Salalah, Khasab, Nairobi, Zanzibar, Goa, Lucknow, Kathmandu and Jakarta. We are sure the guests will find the award-winning services of Oman Air and the legacy services of Gulf Air a truly rewarding experience.“
Gulf Air is a major international carrier serving 49 cities in 26 countries. Gulf Air currently serves all its destinations with a combination of wide and narrow body fleet of 36 aircraft including its flagship the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and the latest Airbus 320neo. The airline connects Bahrain to the world, serving as a powerful driver for the economy and supporting the Kingdom’s on-going economic growth.
Oman Air currently serves up to 55 destinations worldwide. The carrier operates direct international flights from Muscat to GCC region as well as Middle East & Africa region. In addition, Oman Air flies to many destinations in the Indian Sub-Continent, China, Far and South East Asia and Europe and has codeshare agreements with a number of airline partners offering guests better connectivity and increased choice. Oman Air’s fleet consists 54 aircraft, that includes Airbus A330s, 787 Dreamliner, Boeing 737s and Embraer. Oman Air’s commitment to quality, comfort and a seamless passenger experience has resulted in many international awards that the airline has won consistently over the past few years.