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Gulf Air and German Railways cooperate with a “Rail&Fly” agreement

Gulf Air and German Railways cooperate with a “Rail&Fly” agreement

Passengers flying to Frankfurt with Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air can enjoy seamless travel now to and from all cities across Germany, thanks to an agreement between the airline and Germany’s national railway company (QYG).

All that passengers need to do is to buy one combined Gulf Air/Deutsche Bahn ticket that allows them to fly with Gulf Air to/from Frankfurt International Airport and travel to and from any destination on Germany’s vast railway network. 

The Gulf Air and German Railway Company (Deutsche Bahn) “Rail&Fly” also allows the airline and travel agents around the world to market all German cities to all their customers.

Gulf Air Chief Commercial Officer Mr. Karim Makhlouf said “The agreement is one more example of our continuous efforts in making our customers’ journey experience more comfortable and enjoyable.

Germany is a key premium market for Gulf Air and this agreement with Railway Germany will further strengthen our presence in the country and enable us to serve even more efficiently to our substantial passenger segment that travels to Frankfurt and beyond.”


“As the national carrier we are confident this will also result in further strengthening Bahrain-Germany business ties and encourage more leisure tourism traffic between the two countries” Mr. Makhlouf concluded.

From 1 July, Gulf Air will operate eleven-weekly flights in two split schedules giving customers convenient options to travel to and from Frankfurt. On Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the flight will depart Frankfurt at 16:20 to reach Bahrain at 23:20, providing convenient connectivity to GCC destinations, the Indian Subcontinent and Africa in less than three hours.

The increase in frequency also provides excellent connectivity to Frankfurt (via Bahrain) for passengers travelling from Lahore, Addis Ababa, Islamabad, Karachi, Chennai, Jeddah, Khartoum, Kochi and Mumbai.

Gulf Air is operating an Airbus A320-ER from 01 July offering 14 seats in Falcon Gold class and 96 in Economy and cargo capacity to carry two tons of freight.