Following the recent code share agreement with Malaysia Airlines, Gulf Air has began its code shared flights between Bahrain-Muscat-Malaysia. Under the agreement, Malaysia Airlines places its code on Gulf Air operated flights between Kuala Lumpur and Muscat/Bahrain.
Accordingly, flight GF280 departs Bahrain at 2245 every Monday, Friday and Sunday to Kuala Lumpur via Muscat. The return flight GF 281 departs Kuala Lumpur at 1615 every Monday, Tuesday and Saturday to Bahrain via Muscat.
“We are very pleased that we are able to start our code shared operation within a few weeks after signing the agreement,” says Gulf Air Vice President Network Fareed Al Alawi.
“This is one of the fruitful outcomes of our meeting with Malaysian Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB) in Bahrain earlier this year, in which Gulf Air and MTPB agreed to explore possibilities of joint co-operation to promote the upcoming 50 years of Malaysia’s nationhood in 2007. We hope to continue our cooperation.”
Later this year Gulf Air will be adding its code on several Malaysian Airlines’ domestic and international network, providing customers more and better connections to destinations in South East Asia.
“Malaysia is a very popular destination among Arabs, which has been witnessing a steady growth of tourist inflow year after year,” says Malaysia Airlines Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Idris Jala.
With a whole range of celebrations planned to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Malaysia’s nationhood, tourist arrival from the GCC countries will see a significant jump in 2007.
Gulf Air has been flying to Kuala Lumpur for many years and its holiday division, Gulf Air Holidays, has been offering travellers fantastic, value-for-money holiday packages.
Gulf Air already has code-sharing agreements with American Airlines, Thai Airways, BMI, Cyprus Airways, Egyptair, Philippine Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, KLM, Olympic Airlines, Oman Air, Qantas Airways, Royal Jordanian, Saudi Arabian Airlines and Middle East Airlines.