Gulf Air expands deal with American Airlines
Manama, November 20, 2011
Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has further expanded its codeshare partnership with American Airlines adding 22 more cities in the US to its network.
With the expanded codeshare agreement, Gulf Air customers can book and fly to cities such as Montgomery, Oklahoma City, Colorado Springs, Little Rock, Midland, Norfolk and Birmingham in addition to the 40 cities already available on its network, a statement from the sirline company said.
In all, Gulf Air now offers more than 500 daily flights to 62 cities on the American Airlines network.
“The expansion marks an important milestone in our growing relationship with our long term partner American Airlines,” said Gulf Air chief commercial officer, Karim Makhlouf.
“This expansion further opens up the vast North American market to our customers, who can now book directly with Gulf Air and travel seamlessly to and from 62 cities on American Airlines via its three European stops – London, Paris and Frankfurt,” he said.
Makhlouf said Gulf Air has excellent customer-friendly connections to American Airlines via the two-daily Gulf Air flights between London and Bahrain, daily flights to Paris and Frankfurt and six-weekly flights to Milan.
With the expanded codeshare, the Bahrain-based airlines’ passengers have a wider choice of more than 500 daily flights across 62 cities in the US on American Airlines that include popular destinations such as New York, Chicago, Miami, Orlando, Dallas, San Francisco and Houston.
For passengers travelling from the US to the Middle East, Gulf Air presents the largest network in the region with more than 670 flights per week, the statement said.
Gulf Air frequent flyer members are eligible to earn and spend their miles on American Airlines when they book with Gulf Air.
The new cities added to Gulf Air network are Birmingham, Huntsville, Pascagoula, Montgomery, Colorado Springs, Little Rock, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport, Jackson, Biloxi, Oklahoma City, Waco, Amarillo, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Killeen, Laredo, Lubbock, McAllen, Midland and Norfolk, it said. – TradeArabia News Service