Gulf Air & Oman Air expand codeshare agreement

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, and Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman, have expanded their existing codeshare agreement. This will extend travel opportunities to fly beyond Muscat and Bahrain effective from the upcoming summer schedule, a statement said.

Gulf Air said it 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.

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.

Gulf Air’s CEO, Krešimir Kucko, 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.”

Abdulaziz Al Raisi, CEO of Oman Air, added: “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.”

Gulf Air serves 49 cities in 26 countries with a fleet of 36 aircraft while Oman Air serves up to 55 destinations worldwide.

This edited article appeared in Arabian Business.