Gulf Air inks Eurostar partner deal

The Gulf Air Frequent Flyer programme has
welcomed Eurostar as its latest partner.Eurostar, the international
high speed passenger service which links the UK to the continent has
carried over 70 million travellers since services began in November
2004.  Now FFP members will have the chance to redeem their miles for
travel between London and Paris, Brussels, Lille or Disneyland Paris
with Eurostar.

“We are proud to welcome Eurostar as the latest partner of Gulf Air”,
says Gulf Air Vice President Marketing and Sales Lee Shave. “As the
winner of the ‘World’s Leading Rail Service’ award, it is known for its
speed, efficiency and array of high quality services that can be enjoyed
in its well appointed carriage interiors.


“We, at Gulf Air, endeavour to provide as many options as possible to
our loyal customers to make their journey a complete travel experience -
not just a flight.



“FFP members travelling from London to Paris, Brussels or other Eurostar
destinations will find it more convenient as there are punctual and
frequent train services each day, where they can experience a stylish
and seamless journey.”


For instance, travellers can experience the fastest journeys between
London and Paris in just two hours 35 minutes or between Brussels and
London in just two hours 15 minutes. There are up to 17 services to
Paris and 10 to Brussels daily making it the ideal transportation choice
for business travellers within Europe.


In the autumn of 2007 Eurostar will switch its entire London operation
from Waterloo International to St Pancras International with the
completion of the UK’s first high-speed line.  This will mean that
journey times will be slashed by at least 20 minutes, giving journey
times between London and Paris of just two hours 15 minutes and London
and Brussels of less than two hours.


By redeeming 48,000 Gulf Air Frequent flyer miles members can travel in
Eurostar’s First Class carriages, also known as Leisure Select, and
enjoy the ultimate in on-board indulgence.  This includes spacious
seating, a choice of complimentary magazines and a three-course meal
served at the seat.


A 24,000 Frequent flyer miles redemption allows members to travel in
Standard Class, offering both convenience and comfort that come with
high quality drinks and snacks available for purchase from the two
buffet cars situated at each end of the train.