• Joe Breitfeller

Gulf Air and Etihad Airways Announce Reciprocal Benefits Between Frequent Flyer Programs

Gulf Air announced on Monday an expansion of their codeshare partnership with Etihad Airways that will now include reciprocal benefits to earn and redeem miles for both Gulf Air’s Falconflyer and Etihad Guest program members.


Gulf Air's Falconflyer Frequent Flyer Program Welcomes Etihad Airways - Image Courtesy Gulf Air

Today, Gulf Air announced an expansion of their codeshare partnership with Etihad Airways, which includes reciprocal opportunities to earn and redeem miles for members of Gulf Air’s Falconflyer and Etihad Airways’ Etihad Guest frequent flyer programs. With the new agreement, members of both programs will earn miles across the networks of both airlines. The number of miles earned will depend on the class of service flown. In Monday’s announcement, Gulf Air’s Chief Commercial Officer, Vincent Costs said,


“Gulf Air entered into a strategic codeshare partnership with Etihad Airways in March 2019. As an additional value proposition, we are delighted to build upon our successful partnership by further providing our Falconflyer members with the opportunity to earn and spend their Gulf Air miles on the Etihad Airways’ network.”


Also commenting on Monday’s announcement, Etihad Aviation Group’s Chief Commercial Officer, Robin Kamark added,


“Our recently redesigned, upgraded, and relaunched loyalty programme, Etihad Guest, welcomes another valued partner that offers our members even more opportunities to earn and redeem their miles. This new and exciting partnership helps us continuously evolve and improve our loyalty programme based on the needs of our guests and in line with our ever-changing industry.”


Award-winning Gulf Air connects guests with 48 destinations across the Gulf, Europe, Africa, Asia and India. As a benefit of the new partnership, Gulf Air customers can enjoy expanded travel opportunities, especially North America and benefit from Etihad Airways’ USA pre-clearance. T he program, which is the only US Customs and Border Protection facility in the Middle East, allows US-bound passengers to clear customs in Abu Dhabi prior to departure on one of Etihad’s flights to four North American gateways.



Source: Gulf Air

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