Royal Jordanian, Gulf Air enter code-share

In a move to offer wider travel options, Royal Jordanian and Gulf Air announced a new full code-share agreement.

Under the new agreement the airlines will be able to offer passengers 11 weekly flights between Amman, Jordan and Manama, Bahrain, with flights operated by Gulf Air but marketed by both carriers.

The move comes as the present bilateral code-share agreement between the two airlines under which both carriers were operating and marketing flights between Amman and Manama became unilateral.

Royal Jordanian president and chief executive office Hussein Dabbas said the two airlines have enjoyed a healthy business relationship for many years.

"Our airline has been cooperating with Gulf Air since May 2004, when we signed a code-share agreement allowing free sale of seats on both carriers’ flights between Amman and Manama,” Mr Dabbas said.

“Both of us provide superb on board and on ground services and competitive ticket prices."

Gulf Air chief executive officer Samer Majali said the new agreement helps both carriers to streamline operations in the interest of serving their passengers as well as the carriers in response to market demand.

“We will ensure Royal Jordanian passengers get the same consistent and high-quality service and products when they travel with Gulf Air,” Mr Majali said.

"With 11 flights per week from Amman to Bahrain, Gulf Air provides wider travel options for passengers with a choice of morning, noon and evening flights to reach Bahrain at their own convenience.

“These flights also provide excellent onward connectivity to the Far East, Saudi Arabia and the Indian sub-continent with a very minimal waiting time in Bahrain, while on return flights, passengers can connect via Amman to a number of European cities across Royal Jordanian’s extensive network."

Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P
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