• Joe Breitfeller

Gulf Air and EGYPTAIR Announce an Expansion of Their Codeshare Agreement

The carriers will expand their current codeshare partnership with Gulf Air adding their ‘GF’ code on five domestic EGYPTAIR destinations including Aswan, Asyut, Hurghada, Luxor and Sharm el-Sheikh.


Gulf Air and EGYPTAIR Expand Codeshare Agreement - Courtesy Gulf Air

On Monday (December 21, 2020), Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, announced an expansion of their codeshare agreement with EGYPTAIR. Building on the existing codeshare partnership, Gulf Air will add their ‘GF’ code on five EGYPTAIR destinations including Aswan, Asyut, Hurghada, Luxor and Sharm el-Sheikh. The codeshared flights will offer seamless connectivity to guests of both airlines including thru-check in. Both Gulf Air and EGYPTAIR are currently operating with expanded health and safety procedures to ensure the wellbeing of guests and team members across their journey. In Monday’s announcement, Gulf Air’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Captain Waleed A. Hameed AlAlawi, said,


“This is a welcoming and positive announcement for Gulf Air, EGYPTAIR and both our customers – given the current challenging industry climate. Customers of both airlines have more options to fly and feel reassured with all the extra health and safety measures in place to ensure a safe journey. The relationship between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Arab Republic of Egypt has always been strong and we feel proud to be working closely with our friends at EGYPTAIR – I look forward to seeing this partnership grow.”


Also commenting on the codeshare expansion, EGYPTAIR Holding’s Chairman and CEO, Captain Roshdy Zakaria, added,


“The current situation requires all partners to enhance their cooperation ties and to exert many efforts in serving their loyal customers. From this view, EGYPTAIR and Gulf Air have worked on enhancing their partnership through offering EGYPTAIR domestic destinations to Gulf Air customers who will enjoy the utmost levels of hospitality and health procedures onboard EGYPTAIR flights.”


Founded in 1950, Gulf Air is the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain and normally serves 48 cities in 26 countries. From its hub at Bahrain International Airport, the airline offers twice daily service to regional cities as well as international flights to the Indian subcontinent and Europe, including daily service to Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport. Gulf Air currently operates a modern fleet of 37 narrow and widebody aircraft and by 2023 their fleet will consist of 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, 12 Airbus A320neos and 17 Airbus A321neos (pre-pandemic information).



Source: Gulf Air

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