Updated: Jan 11
Two new codeshare agreements were announced on Monday including a new partnership between KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Gulf Air, along with a new agreement between Finnair and Air Serbia.
Today, Gulf Air, the national airline of the Kingdom of Bahrain, announced a new codeshare partnership with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, following a previous memorandum of understanding (MoU) of the airlines to further strengthen ties between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Netherlands. In the new agreement, Gulf Air will add its ‘GF’ code on flights from Bahrain to Amsterdam and Amsterdam to Frankfurt. In today’s announcement Gulf Air’s Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Vincent Coste stated,
“We are glad to announce the partnership with KLM and expand our network with a service between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Netherlands. With this important commercial agreement, we are offering our passengers a connection to Amsterdam using a Gulf Air ticket. On this occasion, I would like to congratulate KLM on their 100th anniversary and wish them continued success for many years to come."
According to today’s KLM Press Release, KLM will also be adding their ‘KL’ code on Gulf Air flights from Bahrain to Sialkot, Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar. In the joint announcement, KLM’s Vice President of Alliances, Bruce Dönszelmann stated,
“We are pleased to start this new cooperation with Gulf Air, and to strengthen our Network in the Middle East, which is a strong market for both business and leisure customers. In Gulf Air we have found a very reliable partner, with whom we can offer passengers more transfer options and destinations in the Indian subcontinent.”
Source(s): Gulf Air, KLM
Finnair/Air Serbia Codeshare Partnership
Today, Finnair announced a new codeshare partnership with Air Serbia, the national airline of the Republic of Serbia. The new agreement provides opportunities for both airlines’ European networks as well as connections between Serbia, the U.S. and Asia. Finnair will be placing Air Serbia’s “JU” code on flights between Helsinki and Vienna, Prague, Berlin, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Oslo, Riga, Tartu, Tampere, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Kajaani, Kokkola, Pietarsaari, Vaasa, Kemi Tornio, Oulu, Ivalo, Kuusamo and Rovaniemi. Air Serbia will add Finnair’s “AY” code to flights between Belgrade and Helsinki, Vienna, Prague, Berlin, Tirana, Bucharest, Sofia, Skopje, Podgorica, Sarajevo, Tivat, Larnaca and Thessaliniki. In today’s press release, Finnair’s Head of Partnerships and Alliances, Philip Lewin stated,
“Our new codeshare partnership with Air Serbia is a great way for Finnair to expand its network and reach in Europe. It will also offer excellent connections for passengers wishing to travel between Serbia and the USA as well as Asia. We are looking forward to start working with Air Serbia on these new codeshares which will enable our customers to have even more options and flexibility in their travel plans.”