Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways & Bahrain's Gulf Air sign codeshare deal.
Airline bosses say partnership will further strengthen the strong ties between the two countries and carriers.
The announcement follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the two carriers at the Bahrain International Airshow in November last year and will further strengthen the strong ties between the two countries and carriers, a statement said.
The agreement will see Etihad place its ‘EY’ code on Gulf Air flights from Bahrain to and from Abu Dhabi, Baghdad, Casablanca, Dhaka, Faisalabad, Larnaca, Malaga, Multan, Najaf, Peshawar, Sailkot and Tbilisi.
Gulf Air will place its ‘GF’ code on Etihad flights from Abu Dhabi to and from Bahrain, Brisbane, Chicago O’Hare, Jakarta, Lagos, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York JFK, Sydney and Washington.
The announcement was made at a signing ceremony held at Etihad Airways headquarters in Abu Dhabi, attended by Tony Douglas, Group CEO of Etihad Aviation Group, and Krešimir Kučko, CEO of Gulf Air.
Gulf Air currently operates four return daily flights between Bahrain and Abu Dhabi while Etihad currently operates three return daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Bahrain.
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