Gulf Air Launches Stopover Programme

Gulf Air has launched its first ever network-wide Stopover Programme offering competitively priced accommodation in a variety of top hotels in all on-line destinations on the Gulf Air network. In addition, the programme, which is operated by Gulf Air Holidays, offers car hire and airport transfers by private car or coach.

The Stopover Programme is the latest in a long line of exciting new initiatives from Gulf Air, which offer customers throughout the region excellent value for money. While being of particular interest to the business market, the ease of booking and competitive prices are also expected to appeal to leisure and other passengers requiring accommodation, transfers and car hire.

“Customers can choose from over 280 hotels and apartments throughout the Gulf Air network,” explained Jon Barnett, Manager, Gulf Air Holidays, speaking at media briefings in Muscat and Abu Dhabi. “Terms and conditions are very flexible and FALCON Frequent Flyer members can also earn and redeem FALCON Miles with the Gulf Air Stopover Programme.”

Prices start from US$15 per person per night.  Car hire starts from US$27 per day while optional pre-bookable transfers start at US$18 one way by private vehicle, and US$11 one way by coach. Prices are in many cases more competitive than Gulf Air’s leading competitors.

The Stopover Programme products, which are on sale in all Gulf Air offices throughout the Gulf Air network, are featured in a special colour brochure. Details will also soon be available on the Gulf Air and Gulf Air Holidays websites.


Gulf Air was founded in 1950. Today, it is owned by the Kingdom of Bahrain, Sultanate of Oman and the UAE and is the only truly pan Gulf carrier in the region. The airline’s network stretches from Europe to Asia and covers 43 cities in 32 countries. The fleet is one of the most modern in the Middle East and comprises 30 aircraft.

The airline is in its first year of a three-year strategic recovery programme, headed by President & Chief Executive, James Hogan. The airline’s aim is to further evolve by taking its renowned cultural strengths, which have been gained over more than half a century, into a global environment.

Gulf Air is also intent on ‘going the extra mile’ for its customers. It has subsequently made a concerted effort to focus on efficiency, to eliminate bureaucracy and implement processes that are required, above all, to improve customer satisfaction.